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Grass Fire Burning In Lefthand Canyon

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Smoke from a fire burning in Lefthand Canyon Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS4 twitter follower)

Smoke from a fire burning in Lefthand Canyon Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS4 twitter follower)

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Firefighters are fighting a grass fire burning up Lefthand Canyon in Boulder County. The fire started at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

The original size was 25 by ten feet. The fire has grown to one to one and a half acres. It was about 50 percent contained by late Thursday afternoon.

The fire is burning about four miles up Lefthand Canyon Road.

Crews from three fire departments, the county and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the scene which is north of an area where a wildfire destroyed more than 160 homes in September.
A SEAT plane is on standby but has not yet been ordered.

Boulder County sheriff’s spokesman Rick Brough said conditions are dry with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. He says winds are light, with some gusts of up to 25 miles per hour.

Brough says the fire started on forest service land that is frequented people who lawfully shoot firearms.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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