July 15, 2022
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Two Small Fires Ignited On National Forest
Both fires contained, no structures threatened
Boulder County, Colo. - On July 14th, 2022 at approximately 3:30pm, a wildland fire was reported in the area of Miller Rock, located on rugged and remote national forest land between Overland Road and State Highway 7. Boulder County Sheriff's Office deputies and firefighters were dispatched to the area. The fire, known as the Miller Rock Fire, grew to approximately 1/2 acre in size before being contained with the help of a U.S. Forest Service helitack crew.
At approximately 5:26pm later that afternoon, another wildland fire was reported near the area of Kelly Road West and Canyon View Road, in a rugged and remote area within the Sugarloaf Fire Protection District. A witness described seeing a lightning strike on a tree and subsequent smoke from it. This fire spread to approximately 15'x15' in size, and was contained by Sugarloaf and Fourmile Fire Department Firefighters, as well as a U.S. Forest Service helitack crew.
No structures were threatened and there is no danger to the public at this time. Both fires are being monitored by the U.S. Forest Service and are not believed to be suspicious in origin.
Agencies that responded to the fires included: The U.S. Forest Service, Allenspark Fire Protection District, Sugarloaf Fire Protection District, Fourmile Fire Department, and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.
The case number for this incident is 22-03326.
/s/ Sergeant G. Frain