BOULDER, Colo. — Firefighters were able to put down a small wildfire on the north slope of Flagstaff Mountain near Boulder Thursday afternoon.
Dispatchers started receiving calls about smoke coming from the area just after 12:30 p.m., said Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.
The fire was burning south of Boulder Canyon and was about a tenth of an acre in size, Kobel said.
The fire was contained just before 5 p.m. Kobel said firefighters would be back in the area Wednesday morning as a precaution.
It’s believed the fire was started by a lightning strike.
The Flagstaff summit area was closed for much of the day, while firefighters worked on the fire.