COAL CREEK, Colo. — A small vegetation fire burned about a quarter of an acre of dry grass in Coal Creek Canyon in northwestern Jefferson County on Friday afternoon.
9NEWS viewers reported seeing a column of smoke.
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Chief Garret Ball with the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Rescue (CCCFR) said the wildland fire was reported at 1:50 p.m. and was burning about a quarter-mile west of Plainview Road.
The fire was contained, and the cause was under investigation.
CCCFR also responded to a structure fire on Friday on Copperdale Lane in Boulder County, Ball said.
That fire was reported at 2:50 p.m. and was fully contained. The cause was under investigation.
Fifty-five firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the two fires, Ball said.
The assisting agencies were the Arvada Fire Protection District, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Boulder County Fire Management, Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Boulder Emergency Squad, Mountain View Fire Protection District, U.S Forest Service, Timberline Fire Protection District, Nederland Fire Protection District, United Power and the Multi-Agency Fire Investigation Team.
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