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April 30, 2022

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Small Grass Fire Near Marshall Rd & S. Foothills Hwy

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, April 30, 2022 at approximately 5:22 AM, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a small grass fire near Marshall Road on South Foothills Highway. The fire was approximately 20 yards in size.

A Boulder Police Officer who was working an extra assignment in the Marshall Fire burn scar was first on-scene. A wildland engine from Mountain View Fire arrived on-scene as was able to contain and extinguish the fire without any other fire resources being needed. According to fire personnel, it appeared that the fire had been smoldering in the marshy area below the powerlines for a few hours. This area sustained high winds throughout the evening which likely caused power lines to spark and the subsequent fire.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 22-01904.


/s/ Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Merriam