Fires broke out near Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday, December 30, clouding the sky with smoke and prompting evacuation orders in the area.
Fire spread was exacerbated by gusting winds recorded at over 100 mph, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.
The NWS’s Boulder office reported “life threatening” conditions in Superior and Louisville, Colorado, located southeast of Boulder.
This footage was filmed and uploaded by Twitter user @deadpan_badger, who said it was taken in Superior and shows fires burning on Thursday. Credit: @deadpan_badger via Storyful