Colorado, USA – Residents of more than 825 homes are displaced by rapidly spreading wildfires that have engulfed a large area across Colorado. Hundreds of families have found themselves in an emergency evacuation situation, facing the threat of losing their homes and possessions.
The fire has covered the territory of 1 thousand hectares. Over the past two days, the area has doubled. This was announced by representatives of the local fire department on Tuesday, June 5.
The spread of the fire is facilitated by hot weather, the air temperature in the region has settled at 30 and more degrees, notes TASS.
Local authorities decided on mass evacuation due to the proximity of the fire to populated areas. Emergency services are focusing their efforts on fighting the flames, using helicopters and fire brigades to create barriers and stop the fire from spreading.
Firefighters continue to work to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading. While the fight continues, it is important to remember safety and follow instructions from emergency responders. Hope for recovery and mutual support remains alive in a community where every step counts.
The COHerald will follow developments and provide up-to-date updates on the wildfire situation in Colorado.
In the neighboring state of New Mexico, wildfires destroyed forests and agricultural plantations on an area of 14.5 thousand hectares.
In late May, more than 2 thousand residents of central Canada were evacuated due to forest fires in the province of Manitoba.