Black Mountain fire: Helicopter requested to fight Grand County wildfire; smoke plume visible for miles

Firefighters in Grand County worked Sunday to contain a blaze that sparked outside of Kremmling and sent plumes of smoke into the air.

The Black Mountain fire began just before 12:50 p.m. Sunday on Black Mountain off of Grand County Road 2 in the hills northeast of Kremmling, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The fire is a few miles west of the 303-square-mile burn scar left by the East Troublesome fire, which killed two people last year and forced evacuations.

The Black Mountain fire covered 120 acres as of 4:15 p.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Smoke from the Black Mountain fire was visible Sunday afternoon from Colorado 9. Firefighters requested that a helicopter with a bucket respond to the fire because it is in a remote location.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Boulder said smoke from the fire will move into the Grand Lake area and could travel as far as Boulder and Larimer counties. The weather in the fire area is expected to remain dry until Wednesday.

No evacuations have been ordered for the fire. No further information was available Sunday afternoon, according to a Grand County spokeswoman.

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