Strong winds pose challenges to firefighting work — and are causing the fires that broke out in the US state of Colorado on Friday night to spread quickly.
Dry grass fire. With the help of strong winds, the flames quickly spread across the terrain.
A string of wildfires ravaged Boulder County, Colorado, on Thursday. Among other things, strong winds move at speeds of up to 177 kilometers per hour Denver Post.
So far, six people have been reported injured in the fires – and several hundred homes have already been lost, according to Reuters. According to the BBC, lives and property are still at risk of being lost in the fire.
It’s a life-threatening situation in the Superior and Louisville areas, the local office writes to the National Weather Service.
Images from the Superior suburb outside of Boulder show that several buildings have been set on fire, including a hotel. Other photos show people walking away from the fires – while smoke rises ominously from the horizon.
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Strong winds also mean planes can’t take off, so the fire can’t be extinguished from the air, says Gov. Jared Polis.
“We pray for the thousands of families who are now fleeing the fires in Superior and in Boulder County,” Polis wrote on Twitter.
Twitter account of the city of Superior All residents are advised to evacuate their homes.
Approximately 10:15 am according to the Norwegian time for prayer The Boulder Office of Emergency Residents in Louisville can do the same. The city has a population of about 18,000, while the city has a population of about 13,000, according to the BBC.
– It’s very smoky, and there are some areas where it’s hard to breathe outdoors. Depending on where you are in the city, you can see the flames, says Louisville spokeswoman Emily Hogan, according to the New York Times.
It is not known how widespread the fires are, or whether human lives are at risk, but the Denver Post writes that the fires have spread to several buildings in Superior.
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