Al less 30,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the state of Colorado in the United States due to the wildfires in Boulder County, which have intensified in recent hours as a result of strong gusts of wind.
Authorities have evacuated from their homes more than 20,000 inhabitants of the city of Louisville already around 13,000 Superior residents, according to ABC News.
State Governor Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency, while the National Weather Service (NWS) has warned of a “Life-threatening situation” in the affected areas.
«They have been lost 580 houses in Superior and its surroundings, a mall and hotel they were also eaten by the flames “, detailed the county police chief, Joe Pelle, according to statements collected by the CNN television network.
The historical winds of the wildfires “have injured at least six people,” added Pelle.
The National Meteorological Service has published on social networks that they have also been notified smaller fires in at least two other areas.
«I would like to emphasize that due to the magnitude of this fire, its intensity and its presence in such a populated area, we would be surprised if there were injuries or fatalities»Pelle alerted.