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February 18, 2018

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Wildland Fire near 63rd Street/Monarch Road in Boulder County, Colorado

10 acre wildland fire near 63rd/Monarch Rd.

Boulder County, Colo.

On February 18th, 2018, at about 12:20 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District, Boulder Rural Fire Department, Left Hand Fire Department, American Medical Response (AMR), Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) were dispatched on the report of a grass fire near the intersection of 63rd Street and Monarch Road in unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado.

Witnesses reported seeing smoke and flames as high as 6-8 feet. Firefighters arrived on scene and quickly contained and extinguished the flames. In all, approximately 10 acres of grass was burned. Due to the high winds and warm temperatures today, firefighters will continue to monitor the area into the night.

Fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of the fire due to the high winds. However, shortly before the fire was reported, witnesses reported seeing a white '90's model convertible (unknown license plate) with three teen-aged males in it leaving the grass field at a high rate of speed. Anyone with information about this vehicle can report it to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office by calling the communications center at (303) 441-4444 and refer to the case number, provided below.

There were no structures damaged and no persons were injured due to this grass fire. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number for this incident is #18-938.


/s/ Sgt. Samuel Hard, #521