Colorado wildfires devastate hundreds of houses

A video sent to Twitter displayed a fire in a car park, along with burning trees and grass, as heavy winds blew smoke everywhere

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Hundreds of homes are estimated to have been destroyed by extremely quickly wildfires in Colorado, according to officials, as wildfires raged through communities ravaged by a serious drought.

According to reports, at least 1,600 acres have already burned in Boulder County, much of it suburban, with authorities indicating that deaths and injuries seem to be inevitable as the fire spreads towards hotels and malls in Superior Town.

A number of individuals were treated for injuries, according to the Colorado Sun newspaper, with at least six victims hospitalized at one hospital.

CBS broadcasted footage of firefighters struggling to dowse the flames from an apartment block that seemed to be on fire.

A video sent to Twitter displayed a fire in a car park, along with burning trees and grass, as heavy winds blew smoke everywhere.

Thousands of people have been cautioned to evacuate the rapid blaze, which is reported to have ignited when power poles were collapsed by strong winds.

The Denver Post mentioned that Patrick Kilbride, 72, was working in a hardware store when he heard the emergency evacuation order.

He dashed home to get his possessions, but he was only able to retrieve his automobile and the clothes he was putting on, his dog and cat both perished.

According to him while making a comment about the pain of losing his house, pet, and belongings, he said

It’s, not a house. If you need a fireplace chimney, that’s all that’s left.

It’s just a strange feeling to go from having everything to make your life comfortable to having nothing.

The National Weather Service has instructed the 20,000 people of Louisville and the 13,000 population of Superior to evacuate, characterizing the Colorado wildfires scenario as life-threatening.

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