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Black Mountain fire, burning in Grand County, prompts pre-evacuation notices

The wildfire, now at 170 acres, was sparked Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the Black Mountain fire, which ignited Aug. 29, is still unknown. Photo provided by the Grand County Sheriff's Office
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This story was updated at 2:38 p.m. Aug. 30 to include the latest information on the Black Mountain fire.

Fire crews are working to extinguish a wildfire that ignited Sunday afternoon, west of the East Troublesome burn scar in Grand County.

The 170-acre Black Mountain Fire is burning northeast of Kremmling mostly on national forest land, though due to the fire’s behavior, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office has issued a pre-evacuation notice for some residents, according to InciWeb, an official reporting site for fire managers.

The sheriff’s office responded shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday to a report of a large smoke plume on Black Mountain, which is off of County Road 2 near Big Horn Park. The cause is still unknown.

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A large air tanker and a helicopter made drops through the afternoon, according to InciWeb. Fire managers said they expect to burn for a long time, according to the site.


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