As several grass fires quickly spread throughout Boulder County Colorado, thousands of Boulder County residents were ordered to evacuate
Numerous towns in Northern Colorado have been evacuated due to wildfires caused by strong winds. Some residents are still trapped at their houses.
Boulder County had to evacuate thousands of residents due to the fast-moving fires on Thursday. There were gusts. in excess of 100 miles per hourHelping to feed the flame.
Superior, which was made up roughly 13,000 inhabitants, was first to get rid of it orders from the county’s Office of Emergency Management, followed by LouisvilleSuperior is located just north in the town of. It has more than 21,000 residents.
Online footage and photos showed an enormous cloud of dust and smoke covering the area. Some cars were stuck behind the vehicles as dark skies became eerie. Some videos also show the high winds.
A massive plume of ash could be seen on radar images shared by the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Boulder branch, giving some idea of the scale of the flames. Service deemedSituation “life threatening.”
“Multiple structures”According to Wildfire Today (with few specifics), the fire caught on fire in Boulder County as it made its way across the county.
According to local media, the emergency department was activated in the early hours of the morning following fires caused by fallen power lines. The office issued formal evacuation orders to two cities, but it was not activated. toldResidents in the vicinity are invited to “leave immediately”If they “see fire.”
Local weather forecasts suggest that wind speeds will remain high throughout Thursday but will likely slow over night, while the NWS has issued a winter storm warning for the coming days, predicting heavy snows of between 12 and 24 inches across parts of northern Colorado.
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