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Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations


Associated Press/Report for America

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in wildfires outside Denver. At least one first responder and six others have been injured in the fires, which came unusually late in the year. Boulder County’s sheriff says there could be more injuries and deaths also could be possible due to the intensity of fires that quickly swept across the region fanned by intense winds. Evacuations have been ordered for the city of Louisville and Superior. The neighboring towns are roughly 20 miles northwest of Denver in an area filled with middle and upper-middle class subdivisions surrounded by shopping centers, parks and schools.

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