Small fire caused by car crash north of Boulder contained

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Small fire caused by a car crash contained north of Boulder on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Photo: Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Fire crews quickly contained a small grass fire north of Boulder that was started by a car crash, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

The first was reported about 9:20 a.m. off North Foothills Highway and Neva Road. The fire was contained to 2 1/2 acres with flames reaching 2 feet in height as it spread through the dry grass.

The fire was contained about 10:15 a.m., the sheriff’s office said.

The driver of the vehicle that started the fire was able to get out safely, the sheriff’s office said.

North Foothills Parkway was closed between Longhorn Road and Nebo Road. Neva Road was closed at the access road, the sheriff’s office said.

It was the second grass fire in Boulder County in the past two days. A few acres burned at the West Magnolia campgrounds near Nederland on Monday.