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Sunshine fire near Boulder

The fire west of Boulder was reported around 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

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A helicopter drops water on the Sunshine Fire west of Boulder Colo., on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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Smoke rises from a wildfire near homes Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Authorities said the small wildfire burning in the mountains forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke. (Seth Frankel via AP)

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Smoke rises from a wildfire Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Authorities said the small wildfire burning in the mountains forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke. (Seth Frankel via AP)

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A firefighter walks near the flames on the south side of the Sunshine Fire near Boulder Canyon west of Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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A firefighter walks near the flames on the south side of the Sunshine Fire near Boulder Canyon west of Boulder Colorado on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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A slurry bomber drops on the Sunshine Fire west of Boulder, Colo.,on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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Meighan Elder, left, and Lisa Canova watch the Sunshine Fire near Boulder Canyon west of Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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A helicopter drops water on the Sunshine Fire west of Boulder Colo., on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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Anne Slichter prepares to evacuate her home near the Sunshine Fire near Boulder Canyon west of Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)

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