By Danielle Chavira

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.

Black Mountain Fire (credit: Inciweb)

Crews say they’ve contained more ground on the east side of the fire.

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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.

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Black Mountain Fire (credit: Inciweb)

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.

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Lightning sparked the fire on Aug. 29. No structures have been lost.

Danielle Chavira