The inclusion of the photo at right in a 9News story about a blaze that broke out overnight near Boulder raised concerns of another runaway conflagration like last year's Fourmile Canyon fire. But no: This one consumed just an acre or so before being contained.
Before this status was achieved, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office put out the following release:
Wildland Fire Peewink Mountain
On January 13, 2011 at approximately 3:00am, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, United States Forest Service, and members of the Sugarloaf Fire Department, Four Mile Fire Department, and Nederland Fire Department responded to the area of Peewink Mountain near the 8500 block of Sugarloaf Rd., on the report of a small wildland fire.
The Fire is burning on Forest Service property, and as of 05:30am, is approximately ½ acre in size. The fire is contained and no structures were threatened.
It is believed that the cause of the fire was from a previous slash pile burn on Forest Service property that reignited and spread. The Forest Service is assuming command of the incident.
This time, the smoke visible nearby didn't prove to be nearly as threatening as was the case several months ago. Thank goodness.
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