At Least 500 Houses Destroyed By Rare Winter Wildfires in Colorado - Videos
A truly horrific sight. All the homes in this portion of Coal Creek Ranch in Louisville were destroyed in the #MarshallFire. Such devastating loss for so many poor people. #Louisville #superior #wildfires #colorado #winter @denverpost pic.twitter.com/dUBi23XfGI— Helen H. Richardson (@hrichardson) December 31, 2021
"It was in the blink of an eye. This was a disaster in fast motion, all in the course of half a day," Governor Jared Polis said on Friday.
One of the many factors that lead to the devastating wildfire today is the recent record dryness. For all periods from Jul 1st to Dec 29th (essentially the second half of the year), Denver has been the driest on record by over an inch. Snowfall is at record low levels, too. #COwx pic.twitter.com/8OriOBPyTs— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) December 31, 2021