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October 20, 2022

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Fire Crews Respond to Small Grass Fire North of Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. - At approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, the Boulder County Communications Center received multiple calls of a small grass fire north of Boulder in the Lakeridge Trail area. Upon arrival, fire crews quickly started extinguishing the fire, focusing their efforts on areas close to houses in the subdivision. An Everbridge warning alert was sent to local residents.

Due to the dry, hot weather and because the fire was close to houses, fire crews requested air assistance from the State of Colorado (Division of Fire Safety and Control). Approximately four or five structures were threatened by the fire. At this time, it is believed no structures were damaged. Currently, the only physical property which we are aware that was damaged was approximately 100-150 feet of a wooden fence.

The 19-acre fire is on private land and is currently 75% contained. The cause remains under investigation at this time.

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received help from and multitude of fire crews. These crews came from Crews from Left Hand Fire District, U.S. Forest Service, Boulder County Fire Management, Boulder Fire-Rescue, Lyons Fire, Allenspark Fire, Hygiene Fire, Four Mile Fire, Jamestown Fire, Gold Hill Fire and Boulder Mountain Fire responded with 14 engines and three water tenders. The State of Colorado Division of Fire Safety and Control supplied a one seat plane and a helicopter. Other agencies which assisted were Boulder Emergency Squad and American Medical Response.

This is documented under Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Case #22-05329.

/s/ Sergeant Asa Merriam