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Small fire at base of Flagstaff Mountain Boulder

Posted: 10:21 AM, Jun 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-18 20:25:48-04

A small fire burned near the base of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder Saturday morning.

The fire was first reported just before 7 a.m., according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

"Personnel from the Boulder Fire Department, Boulder Mountain Parks & Open Space, Rocky Mountain Fire Authority, Boulder Emergency Squad, and the sheriff's Fire Management Office responded to the smoke report," the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.

Responders said they found a small wildfire several hundred yards uphill from the 800 block of Flagstaff Road, on open space owned by the City of Boulder.

The fire was about a tenth of an acre in size and was reported as contained at 9:25 a.m.

"The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation but preliminary information suggests it was human-caused," the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.

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