Firefighters contain wildfire west of Boulder to 2 acres

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters from several agencies worked to contain a wildfire in Boulder County on a ridge between North Cedar Brook Road and Wonderland Lake on Wednesday night, according to the Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said the fire broke out about 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Cedar Brook Road on open space land. It was about one-quarter mile from homes.

Windy conditions pushed the fire, which produced a large plume of smoke that was visible all across Boulder. Winds finally calmed down near the burned forested area.

The fire was contained by about 40 firefighters to 2 acres and crews monitored the area into Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

An unknown woman was evacuated from the scene because of the steep terrain. She was taken to a hospital in unknown condition but might have been suffering from a medical condition, the sheriff’s office said.

A boy was also evacuated by deputies and was not injured, the sheriff’s office said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.