More than 500 homes have been destroyed by aggressive wildfires in Colorado in the western United States, the Boulder County sheriff reported Thursday, where The flames are rising rapidly due to the historic drought.
“I would like to emphasize that because of the magnitude and intensity of this fire, it would not be surprising that anyone was injured or killed.”
“We know that about 370 homes were lost in the Sagamore subdivision. Another 210 homes have been lost in Old Town Superior,” Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pele told a news conference.
At least an area of more than four miles in Boulder County was engulfed in flames, where officials warned of a deadly situation as fires continue to devour hotels and shopping centres.
“I want to emphasize that because of the intensity and intensity of this fire, and it occurs in a very populated area, it is no surprise that there are injuries or deaths,” Pele said.
Thousands received evacuation alerts to douse the flames It is believed that the electric poles were torn down due to the strong wind.
The National Meteorological Service confirmed that it is a condition that is “life-threatening.”
Winds gusting up to 160 kilometers per hour were reported at many places, which spread the flames and hampered the efforts of firefighters.
Like most of the western United States, Colorado experienced years of drought that have left the region dry and vulnerable to wildfires.