GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters at the Black Mountain Fire in Grand County are getting more of a handle on it. According to data gathered Sunday night, the fire remains at 416 acres and is 48% contained.
Crews say they’ve contained more ground on the east side of the fire.READ MORE: 2 Cats Rescued From Burning Home In Aurora
A Chinook helicopter helped drop 1,500 gallons of water with each drop on the fire, officials say. A type 3 helicopter is helping make more targeted bucket drops.READ MORE: Secretary Of State Takes Next Steps In Lawsuit To Remove Mesa County Clerk And Recorder Tina Peters As Designated Election Official
Two areas in rural Grand County near Parshall remain in pre-evacuation status. Crews expect hotter and drier weather to create more hazardous conditions and potential for fire activity.MORE NEWS: CU Boulder Scientists Will Launch Cereal Box-Sized Satellite Into Space To Examine Planets Outside Our Solar System
Lightning sparked the fire on Aug. 29. No structures have been lost.