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Urban wildfire destroys over 1,000 homes in Colorado

A fierce, wind-driven wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes, and prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents in and around two towns east of the Rockies near Denver.

January 03, 2022 / 02:57 PM IST
Anthony D-Amario looks through the remains of his home destroyed by the Marshall Fire as his family and friends watch in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
Anthony D-Amario looks through the remains of his home destroyed by the Marshall Fire as his family and friends watch in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A view shows remains of a house damaged by wind-driven wildfires, a day after evacuation orders, in Superior, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A view shows remains of a house damaged by wind-driven wildfires, a day after evacuation orders, in Superior, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A West Metro Wildland crew member extinguishes a fire at a home in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A West Metro Wildland crew member extinguishes a fire at a home in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A view shows remains of a trampoline and a house damaged by wind-driven wildfires, a day after evacuation orders, in Superior, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A view shows remains of a trampoline and a house damaged by wind-driven wildfires, a day after evacuation orders, in Superior, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A statue stands amidst the remains of homes destroyed by the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
A statue stands amidst the remains of homes destroyed by the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. December 31, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
Houses are engulfed in flames as Marshall Fire spreads in Superior, Colorado, U.S. December 30, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
Houses are engulfed in flames as Marshall Fire spreads in Superior, Colorado, U.S. December 30, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Jan 3, 2022 02:57 pm
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