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June 18, 2016

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Small wildfire on Flagstaff Mountain

A small wildfire near the base of Flagstaff Mountain is fully contained.

Boulder, Colo. - This morning just before 7:00 a.m. the City of Boulder Police and Fire Communications Center received several calls from city residents who noticed smoke near the base of Flagstaff Mountain. 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. A small wildfire was located several hundred yards uphill from the 800 block of Flagstaff Road, on open space owned by the City of Boulder.

As of 9:25 a.m., the small wildfire has been estimated to be 1/10 of an acre in size and has been fully contained. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation but preliminary information suggests it was human-caused.

The associated case number for this incident is 16-3543.

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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner

Public Information Officer

Flagstaff fire