ON DECEMBER 30, 2021, the Denver Post reports winds peaking at 100 mph.
What’s going on with the fires in Boulder, Colorado?
The Official Twitter account for the forecast office of the Denver/Boulder National Weather Service reported on Thursday the threat of wildfires.
“The situation is life-threatening in the Superior and Louisville areas! Fast-moving fires are raging in the area. Please gather more information and please prepare to evacuate immediately. # Cowx.”
One user responded to the alert with a photo of a residential area and smoke behind them.
“Lots of smoke visible from Lafayette- Hope everyone stays safe,” they wrote.
Another user took to Twitter to report on possible evacuations.
“Just heard that the superiors have evacuated and the S-side of Louisville too. Crazy.”
Denver Post reported ongoing evacuations:
“At around 1 p.m., the Boulder Office of Emergency Management ordered an evacuation notice for the town of Superior, which has a population of about 12,000.”
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What do officials say about the fire?
The Boulder County Office of Emergency Management made a public announcement of the evacuation.
“The Boulder County Office of Emergency Management just released an Evacuation Order for ALL residents of Superior, Colorado,” the town said on Twitter.
“The evacuation point is the South Boulder Recreation Center. The Superior Community Center is not an official evacuation site.”
Which roads are being closed due to fire and wind?
The local newspaper also reported that some roads are facing closure.
“Several roads, including Colorado 93, were closed due to wind and trucks overturned. Boulder and Broomfield are on crash alert.”
The National Weather Service reported a gust of 105 mph recorded at the Rocky Flats.
“#Trafficalert Southbound Highway 93 is closed on Highway 72 due to high winds and trailers. Highway 128 to Wadsworth, alternative route.”
The police account reassured the community that this was nothing new for them as they had dealt with this issue before.
However, they are still asking locals to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary to travel until the wind eases.
As the fire escalated throughout the day, state officials estimated that at least 600 homes had been lost in many areas around Boulder County.
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says more than 1,600 acres have burned in Colorado.
“We know that people are eagerly awaiting news about the condition of their home and neighborhood,” Pelle said at a news conference.
“I want to assure you that our firefighters are working as hard as they can to save additional structures as we speak, and when it may be safe to do so, will begin the process.” emotional and painful damage assessment.”
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