Aerial resource requests to fight Muddy Slide Fire competing with requests from blazes across Colorado

    STAGECOACH — A Chinook firefighting helicopter was the main source of fire suppression used to battle the Muddy Slide Fire on Monday, as requests for more air support are competing with requests from fires that are burning across Colorado.

    “It is just a fight for resources right now,” said Oak Creek Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Brady Glauthier.

    The fire has moved south since it started burning Sunday afternoon, but it’s expected to move north and east in the coming days, according to an update posted at noon Monday on the incident information system website known as InciWeb.

    Read more on this story at the Steamboat Pilot

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