BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Investigators believe an early morning wildfire in Boulder County was started by a cigarette.

The fire started after midnight on Boulder Canyon Drive just west of Eben G Fine Park.

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Firefighters were able to keep it under one acre in size.

Fire crews say it’s a good reminder on how one careless smoker can cause damage during dry conditions.

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