Marshall Fire Shrouds Boulder County in Smoke

Houses and structures were engulfed by a “fire storm” of flames on the evening of December 30 in Boulder County, Colorado, firefighters said.

Local officials ordered the evacuation of Louisville and Superior, both located southeast of the city of Boulder, amid what the National Weather Service described as “life-threatening” conditions.

Around 35,000 people were evacuated and approximately 600 houses were destroyed, according to local news reports.

The Marshall Fire was an estimated 6,000 acres in size by Friday afternoon, with Colorado Gov Jared Polis declaring a state of emergency.

Video taken by April Gay Borkowski as she was evacuating the area shows the thick smoke limiting visibility on Dillon Road near Superior on Thursday. Credit: April Gay Borkowski via Storyful

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