Mobile home fire sends smoke soaring over Bolder Boulder

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Smoke from a mobile home fire was visible from the site of the Bolder Boulder 10k run on May 27, 2013.

Smoke from a mobile home fire was visible from the site of the Bolder Boulder 10k run on May 27, 2013.

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  • Smoke from a mobile home fire was visible from the site of the Bolder Boulder 10k run on May 27, 2013.
  • Crews work to put out a mobile home fire northwest of downtown Boulder on May 27, 2013.
  • Crews work to put out a mobile home fire northwest of downtown Boulder on May 27, 2013.

BOULDER, Colo. — A fire northwest of downtown Boulder sent smoke into the air early Monday morning that was visible to crews and runners preparing for the always-popular Bolder Boulder.

According to Boulder Police, the fire was first noticed around 5:15 a.m., when neighbors in the area of 2635 Mapleton Avenue woke up to a series of loud pops and bangs. When several got out of bed, they reported seeing flames as high as 50 feet.

As of 6 a.m., fire crews in the area had the fire completely extinguished, with no injuries to report.

Neighbors in the area said the owner of the mobile home has been out of town for about 10 months.

Crews setting up for the Bolder Boulder run, which was expected to draw 100,000 runners and spectators, could see the smoke, but it was dissipating as of 6 a.m.

The first race start time was scheduled for 7 a.m.

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