Friday, December 31, 2021

Thousands flee US towns over fast-spreading wildfires (VIDEOS) — RT World News

Colorado wildfires

Grass fires fueled by strong winds have triggered evacuation orders for multiple towns in Northern Colorado, where a thick pall of smoke hangs over Boulder County and some reportedly remain trapped in their homes.

The fast-moving fires forced tens of thousands of residents to vacate the area on Thursday, with gusts in excess of 100mph (160kph) helping feed the blaze.

The town of Superior, which has a population of 13,000, was the first to evacuate on the orders of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, followed by Louisville, to the north, which is home to 21,000.

Footage and photos circulating online show the vast cloud of smoke and dust enveloping the area, as well as the evacuation in progress, with vehicles seen stuck in traffic as the sky turned an eerie orange. The high winds could also be heard in some videos....



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