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January 19, 2023

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Structure fire on Highland Drive

There were no injuries to people or animals

Boulder County, Colo. - On January 18, 2023, at approximately 8:02 a.m., the Boulder County Communications Center received a call of a structure fire in the 4700 block of Highland Drive in unincorporated Boulder County.

Boulder County Sheriff deputies and fire personnel who were first on scene encountered a barn that was fully engulfed. The barn was being used as a studio/shop and fortunately did not have any animals living in it.

A small outbuilding that was being used for storage was also damaged from the excessive heat from the fire. There was no damage to any other homes or structures in the area. There were no evacuations ordered due to the quick containment of the fire. There were no injuries to people or animals resulting from this fire.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and is currently being investigated by the Boulder County Multi Agency Fire Investigation Team (MAFIT).

Responding agencies included: Lyons Fire, Lefthand Fire, Hygiene Fire, Boulder Rural Fire, Mountain View Fire, Pinewood Springs Fire, Boulder Mountain Fire, American Medical Response, Boulder Emergency Squad, MAFIT, and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: 23-00302.


/s/ Sgt. Bill Crist