Black Mountain Fire northeast of Kremmling up to 416 acres |

Black Mountain Fire northeast of Kremmling up to 416 acres

A map of the Black Mountain Fire, shown in red, and the East Troublesome burn scar, represented by the shaded area. It would be unlikely for the Black Mountain Fire to continue burning in the Troublesome scar.
Incident Information System/Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest figures as of 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

KREMMLING — A new aerial map of the Black Mountain Fire that is burning northeast of Kremmling — about 45 miles north of Summit County — estimates its size at 416 acres as of Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Type 3 Incident Management Team Public Information Officer Mike De Fries said more resources are on the way to the fire and continuous aerial drops of water and fire retardant were utilized throughout Tuesday, Aug. 31.

De Fries said crews are working to fully suppress the fire.

A hot-shot crew and heavy equipment will be joining two helicopters, one hand crew and several fire engines already working the blaze to help build containment lines.

Crews also hope rain in the Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2, forecast will help knock down the flames.

Two areas in the Grand County Evacuation Map are under pre-evacuation orders.

The county’s evacuation map is available at CO.Grand.CO.US/156/Office-of-Emergency-Management. Additionally, the Routt National Forest has issued a closure area for the fire.

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