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February 6, 2017

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Wild land fire in the 500 block of Flagstaff Summit Road

Small wild land fire quickly extinguished near the Range View Trail

Boulder County, Colo.

On February 6th, 2017, at about 11:30 a.m., members with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Boulder County Sheriff's Office Emergency services, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Rangers and the City of Boulder Wild Land Fire Crew responded to the area of the 500 block of Flagstaff Summit Road in Boulder County, Colorado on the report of smoke.

A City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Ranger was first on scene and met with a hiker who led the Ranger to an area off the Range View Trail, which was where the smoke had been seen. The Ranger located the source of the smoke, a small grass fire approximately 1/10 of acre in size. The Ranger marked a path to the fire and led wild land fire fighters to the location.

Wild land fire fighters used tools and water, which they packed in with them, to quickly extinguish the flames. The concern was that the moderate to high winds would drive the fire to spread.

The fire was in an uninhabited area and no humans or structures were threatened. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is unknown at this time.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number for this incident is #17-743.


/s/ Sergeant Sam Hard