Small wildfire breaks out near Fourmile burn area |

Small wildfire breaks out near Fourmile burn area

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A small wildfire that broke out near the area burned by a massive blaze near Boulder has been put out.

The fire was reported around 4 a.m. Thursday and grew to less than an acre. Three hours later, the Boulder County sheriff’s office said the fire has been controlled and firefighters were mopping up hot spots.

The fire broke out in between the areas burned by the Fourmile fire and the smaller Peewink Mountain fire in September.

The area in the foothills west of Boulder is now covered with snow. Sgt. Bill Crist told the Daily Camera that the new fire burned mostly in the trees and spread very slowly.

The Fourmile fire was the most destructive fire in Colorado history. It burned more than 6,000 acres and destroyed 169 homes.

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