Update: Fire still burning west of Kremmling near Black Mountain | SkyHiNews.com

Update: Fire still burning west of Kremmling near Black Mountain

A wildfire is still burning in a remote section of Colorado’s north central Rockies near Black Mountain Tuesday evening as fire officials work to contain the blaze.

At around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a recently reported fire outbreak in the area north and west of Pumphouse, on the Colorado River, west of Kremmling. Further surveillance of the fire’s location has resulted in conflicting reports as to the exact location of the fire but officials from the Sheriff’s Office said spotters believe the fire is burning in either Routt or Eagle County.

“It is in an extremely remote area where Routt, Eagle and Grand County all come together,” Lieutenant Dan Mayer, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said early Tuesday evening. “It is currently believed to be in either Eagle or Routt County, but it could be in any of the three counties by morning.”

Mayer so no official figure for the size of the fire was available Tuesday evening but said spotters on the ground in the area were estimating the fire’s acreage in the single digits. Mayer noted there was a breeze blowing through the area that resulted in at least some fire growth Tuesday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User