Train Starts Grass Fires Between Longmont and Boulder
Just after noon, yesterday grass fires were reported in the area of the Diagonal Highway and Niwot Road in unincorporated Boulder County. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train passed through the area and ignited a few grass fires as it traveled between Longmont and Boulder. The fires were contained and no structures were threatened.
This incident is a good reminder that fire danger conditions in the area are high and to please use caution while you are out and about.
Deputies from the Sheriff's Office along with the following fire agencies responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fires: Mountain View Fire, Boulder Rural Fire, City of Boulder Fire and the County Fire Duty Officer. The fires were located and contained primarily to the dried grasses, no structures were threatened.
Source: Boulder County Sheriff's Office Press Release