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Hundreds of Colorado homes lost and tens of thousands of residents told to evacuate due to fast-growing wildfires

Hundreds of Colorado homes lost and tens of thousands of residents told to evacuate due to fast-growing wildfires
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Friday, 31 December, 2021, 13:12

Hundreds of homes have been lost after two wildfires started and grew quickly Thursday as high winds whipped through the Front Range in Colorado, forcing tens of thousands of residents from their homes, the Boulder County sheriff said.
Sheriff Joe Pelle estimated 580 homes or other structures in and around Superior may have been lost.
A shopping center and a hotel in Superior also were engulfed by the flames.

"Historic" 80-100 mph winds, with gusts in the state as high as 115 mph, fed the wildfires that injured at least six people, prompted a hospital to send patients elsewhere and forced the evacuation of Superior and Louisville near Boulder.

Hundreds of Colorado homes lost and tens of thousands of residents told to evacuate due to fast-growing wildfires