Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Parks Ranger District
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 29th, 2021 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||Grand County, Colorado, approximately 13 miles NE of Kremmling|
|Incident Commander||Coyde Fickel (IC); Type 4|
|Coordinates||40.161 latitude, -106.235 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||91%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory); heavy logging slash; brush
Heavy Timber with dead and down
Minimal, Creeping and Smoldering
Cold trail, hotspot and secure fireline where appropriate utilizing sound risk management processes and life/safety principles. Utilize aviation resources when necessary to support resources on the ground.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal fire spread expected. Wind speeds will continue 5-7 mph overnight.
24 hours: No growth expected. Gusty and erratic winds expected near thunderstorms. RH's expected to be around 18%
48 hours: No growth expected. Gusty and erratic winds expected near thunderstorms. RH's expected to be around 14% Wind gusts around 25mph.
72 hours: No growth expected. Clear all day with winds 4-9 mph. Highs will return to the lower 70's.
Isolated storms are possible Tuesday but most precipitation will stay east of the Continental Divide. There will be good humidity recovery Tuesday night, but then warm and dry conditions will return on Wednesday. Lower humidity and breezy afternoon winds will mean elevated fire danger through the rest of the week, and probably through the weekend as well.