Since Monday, the size of the Montenegrin fire has more than doubled, and as of Tuesday night it has expanded to 393 acres.
The Grand County Fire is located near Grand County Road 2, northeast of Kremlin, near the Troublesome Creek. In other words, it burned between last year’s troubled eastern fire (one of the largest fires in the state’s history) and this year’s muddy landslide.
Although the fire doubled, it did not explode. This has happened many times in arid regions.
The cause of the fire was first reported at around 1 pm on Sunday and is currently under investigation.
Due to the low humidity, the staff expected the fire to continue to grow. Thunderstorms are expected in the area on Wednesday, but wind speeds may be close to 40 miles per hour. Despite the rain, the red flag standard may continue to exist.
The fire was not contained.
Grand County Road 21 was closed at the junction with Highway 40, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) closed some land. The BLM enclosed area runs from Highway 40 in the south to County Road 2 in the west, County Road 21 in the east, and Arapahoe National Forest in the north.
Click the mark for details, and use the button to change the wildfire displayed. Map data is automatically updated by government agencies and may lag behind real-time events. The incident types are numbered 1-5 — Type 1 incidents are large and complex wildfires that affect people and critical infrastructure, and Type 5 incidents are small wildfires that involve few people.Find more information about event types at the bottom This page.