Small wildland Fire on Peewink Mountain #boulder #fourmilefire #boulderfire
According to early news reports. This fire has reportedly started in the same place where Four Mile Fire burned last December. It looks to be the result of yet another controlled burn in the mountains. Four mile fire started as result of controlled burn gone ary. What kind of an idiot starts controlled burns in the mountains. after all we have been through?? This fire grew to one acre, went from tree to tree and did no burn on the ground because of snow. Fire crews are now mopping up.
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.
From: Sgt. Troy Wolf (303) 441-4444 Re: Wildland Fire Peewink Mountain Case #11-204 Boulder County Sheriff’s Office