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More than 500 homes destroyed in a series of fires in Colorado, United States: The mayor of Boulder County announced this last night.

A series of fires destroyed more than 500 homes in Colorado, United States: The mayor of Boulder County announced the order last night, while the western American state was hit by a historic drought. “We know about 370 homes in Sagamore County have been destroyed,” Joe Bailey told a news conference. “It is possible that another 210 homes were destroyed in the Upper Old Town.” At least 648 acres of green space erupted in smoke in Boulder County, and the blazes also reached hotels and malls. “I would like to stress the size and intensity of this fire and its presence in such a densely populated area: We would not be surprised if there are any injuries or deaths,” Sheriff Bailey warned.

And gusts of violent winds of 170 kilometers per hour caused the expansion of the area affected by the fires. The National Meteorological Agency warned that the situation was “life threatening” in some areas. Authorities ordered the evacuation of Louisville, which has a population of about 21,000, and Superior, a Boulder suburb where 13,000 people live. The evacuation, as reported by the American media, was carried out in a fairly calm and orderly manner and fortunately no dangerous crowds occurred.

The development of the fires – which broke out unusually towards the end of winter – will depend on the strength of the winds that will blow the following night. According to the Denver Post, these days have been the most devastating fires in Colorado history. It’s no coincidence that Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency that will allow money to be spent on natural disasters.

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