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April 5, 2022

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Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

Small wildfire in the Carriage Hills neighborhood

Boulder County, Colo. - Shortly before 4:00 a.m. this morning, April 5, a small wildfire was reported in the Carriage Hills neighborhood, in unincorporated Boulder County.

An evacuation warning (be prepared to evacuate) was sent to 176 contacts via Everbridge to residents in the Surrey Ridge and Carriage Hills area. Deputies also conducted door-to-door notifications in the immediate area.

A multi-agency response, with approximately 40 responders on-scene, was conducted and crews were able to get a quick handle on the fire. Fire crews achieved containment on fire shortly before 5:30 a.m. The final fire size was approximately 0.5 acres. There were no injuries and no structures damaged. The cause of the fire was determined to be a downed powerline.

The following agencies responded to the wildfire: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Mountain Fire, Lefthand Fire Protection District, Boulder Rural Fire Protection District, Sunshine Fire Protection District, Boulder Fire-Rescue, and Boulder Emergency Squad.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is: #22-1434.

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/s/ Carrie Haverfield, Public Information Specialist