Small fire contained on Flagstaff Mountain above Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder fire crews have contained a small, lightning-started fire on the north side of Flagstaff Mountain on Tuesday afternoon.

Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel tweeted the fire had been contained at 4:48 p.m.

The fire was first reported about 2:20 p.m. Kobel said the blaze was one-tenth of an acre and burning in very steep, rugged terrain. No homes were threatened and there were no injuries, she said.

Photos taken by Dave Zader of Boulder Fire-Rescue show firefighters working to extinguish hot spots amid small pockets of smoke on steep, boulder-covered slopes.

The summit area of the mountain was closed to vehicle traffic for a couple of hours so fire personnel could easily access it, Kobel said.

Winds were expected to be about 8 mph in the Boulder area Tuesday afternoon, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service.