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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.

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