The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service are responding to a wildfire near Coffintop Mountain outside Lyons.
The fire was started by a lighting strike and reported by a hiker in the area, according to emergency radio communications.
No structures are threatened, but smoke may be visible in the area.
Shortly after 7 p.m., the U.S. Forest Service’s Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests public affairs office said in a tweet on its official account that the fire, west of Hall Ranch Open Space, was 25% contained, with full containment expected tonight.
The tweet also said the service’s firefighters and helicopter were responding, as were personnel from the Lyons Fire Protection District.
On Thursday, a wildfire caught a house on fire near Lyons and it burnt to the studs.
This is a developing story.
There is a small wildfire near Coffintop Mountain. Crews are on-scene. Smoke may be visible from Lyons and Hwy 7. No structures threatened. pic.twitter.com/4PzVAiJ246
— BoulderCountySheriff (@BldrCOSheriff) July 6, 2020