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Black Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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The Black Mountain Fire was reported on August 29 on the Routt National Forest approximately 8 miles NE of Kremmling, in Grand County, Colorado. Investigators have determined the fire was caused by lightning.

A forest area closure remains in effect and there are also Bureau of Land Management closures too. 

A local Type 4 Organization assumed command of the fire on September 14th.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 29th, 2021 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationGrand County, Colorado, approximately 13 miles NE of Kremmling
Incident CommanderUSDA Forest Service
Coordinates40.161 latitude, -106.235 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size418 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory); heavy logging slash; brush

Heavy Timber with dead and down

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Patrol fireline where appropriate utilizing sound risk management processes and life/safety principles.

Utilize aviation resources when necessary to support resource objectives on the ground.

Projected Incident Activity

No growth expected

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Incoming seasonal weather that may cause difficulty with access.