Boulder Blaze Forces Evacuations of 900-Plus Homes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Boulder, Colo. (AP) Firefighters continued battling a stubborn, wind-driven wildfire overnight after more than 900 homes were evacuated in Boulder County.

County spokesman GM Barth says will be looking for any hot spots near the areas under evacuations this morning and check that fire-damaged power poles are structurally safe before residents are allowed to return.

Barth says the fire was encroaching the northwest part of the county near a subdivision where 532 homes were evacuated yesterday and firefighters were trying to keep it from reaching the city Limits as winds began to wane overnight.

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling the blaze that destroyed two barns and two homes. Two shelters were set up but only a handful of people using them.

The fire has burned 1,800 acres. It was believed to have started when winds knocked down a power line.

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