More than 7.000 acres have burned and over 3,000 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire outside of Boulder, Colo.
Smoke from the fire burning in the foothills west of Boulder could be seen as far away as 90 miles north in Wyoming. 92 structures have been destroyed.
The USDA Forest Service's active fire map lists 15 "current large incidents" or fires.
Despite these fires, this year's wildfire season has been relatively quiet. According to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, this has been the quietest wildfire season of the past decade.
A little more than 43,000 wildfires have burned through early September compared to an average of more than 61,000 fires. Last year, more than 65,000 fires burned during the same period. 2,625,038 acres have burned as of Sept. 3. In an average year, nearly 5.7 million acres would have burned by now. Those statistics are based on a 10-year average for the United States.
As a weak El Nino pattern shifted into a La Nina pattern, spring rain doused the Northwest and kept southern states wet, helping to keep the number of wildfires down this spring and summer.