Lightning sparked fire on Flagstaff Mountain now contained

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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.