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Two towns, more than 30,000 residents, evicted in Colorado, razed by fire

Two entire towns east of the Rockies have been evacuated. Half a dozen people have been injured. More than 30,000 residents hurriedly abandon their homes and belongings. “It's the first time I've experienced something like this and it's really terrifying,” says Valerie Laurizio. Yes, terrifying fires, fueled by very strong winds that have knocked down dozens of lamp posts, “everything is on fire. There are embers everywhere. I am very scared. And of course, the wind, which will continue to spread to other homes, “laments Patti Holtz. Thousands more people are warned to be evacuated immediately. The sparks from the fall of the power lines have been the origin of the flames that leave a hellish panorama.

With winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour, the dry pastures have been the food for the devastating fires that sweep through Colorado. A state of emergency has been declared. A towering plume of wildfire smoke was visible about 30 kilometers to the south.

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