Sunrise Reveals Scorched Earth in Colorado After Damaging Fires

The morning of December 31 brought a view of Boulder County, Colorado, in the aftermath of wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and led thousands to evacuate.

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.

Thomas Quay Williams recorded this footage near Boulder the morning after the fires started. Credit: Thomas Quay Williams via Storyful

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