Massive fire seems to have taken control of an entire locality in the west of Boulder. According to eyewitnesses, the fire was reported at 2:30 a.m. after someone saw flames near Sunshine Canyon and Timber Lane.
Latest reports suggest that as many as 1,000 homes have been evacuated by the authorities thus far. The residents have been asked to vacate their homes and shift elsewhere. People have been asked to avoid Wonderland Lake.
A report in the Denver Post claims that fire has engulfed as much as 106 acres thus far and all efforts to contain the fire have proved futile thus far.
The good thing is that till now the fire hasn’t touched built up structures within the affected locality. Nonetheless, officials claim that if not contained soon, the fire may enter the downtown Boulder.
Barb Halpin, a Boulder spokeswoman told the media, “We are feeling pretty good about it right now…The big question we have is the winds”. Winds may help the task of extinguishing fire all the more difficult. Reports suggest that winds are gushing at 20 miles-per-hour at 12:50 p.m., and are expected to blow up to 40 mph. Helpin further said that as many as 6 aircraft are dropping both water and slurry.
Commander Mike Wagner with Boulder Sheriffs Office says two blackhawks, and a chinook are fighting the Sunshine Fire burning West of Boulder pic.twitter.com/1TCNfMqO5c
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