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COLORADO WILDFIRE FORCES PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES

posted May 22, 2017, 7:31 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: DeVon Hayes

    

    According to FoxNews, “Authorities say a small wildfire burning in the mountains just outside the Colorado city of Boulder has forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke.”

    They mentioned that, “Wind is pushing the flames early Sunday just a couple of miles from the downtown area. The fire was only 30 to 50 acres.”

    At 8:45 a.m. on sunday morning, “Shannon Cordingly of the Boulder Office of Emergency Management says it's unclear how many homes have been evacuated just west of the university town and how the flames ignited.”

    Also around this time, “The agency says there are no reports of injuries or buildings destroyed. Cordingly says if the fire keeps spreading, more evacuations are possible.”

    Seth Frankel, one of the residents who were warned that they might need to evacuate, said that that dead trees, "are exploding into a black plume that goes into the air."

    By 10:20 that morning, “Authorities have made more than 1,000 calls to residents in and around Boulder, Colorado, ordering them to leave their homes as a wildfire burns in the mountains just west of the university town.”

    It was mentioned that it was still unclear exactly how many residents were evacuated because, “The calls could have gone to multiple people living in the same home and likely didn't include children.”

    Several aircrafts were dispersing water of the flames in an attempt to combat them. This is the latest information of this wildfire as of 10:20 on Sunday morning.

A slurry bomber drops on the Sunshine Fire west of Boulder, Colo.,on Sunday, March 19, 2017.  The fire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said.  (Paul Aiken/Daily Camera via AP)


Edited by: RK

Uploaded on: 3/23/17

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/19/latest-1000-calls-for-colorado-wildfire-evacuations.html


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