Radar Images Show Smoke From Colorado Fires

Radar images released by the National Weather Service on December 30 show smoke activity from wildfires in Boulder County, Colorado, as locals were evacuated and homes destroyed.

Local officials ordered the evacuation of Louisville and Superior, both located southeast 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 1,600 acres in size by Thursday afternoon, with Colorado Gov Jared Polis declaring a state of emergency.

The weather service said “cooler temperatures and lighter winds” had decreased the fire activity by evening. Credit: NWS Denver/Boulder Colorado via Storyful

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