(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – HAPPENING NOW: Entire towns along the Front Range of Colorado, in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, are currently being evacuated as winds gusting to well over 100 miles per hour are pushing multiple fires into business and residential areas at speeds too fast for firefighters to combat.
The fires – too numerous to count at this point – were sparked by powerlines blown down by the hurricane-force winds that have been blowing for hours.
In numerous locations, firefighters are being pulled out so the fires do not overrun them and their equipment.
The majority of the fires are currently burning in Boulder County, Colorado.
Entire shopping malls and business districts are being evacuated – see video below.
A Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurant filled with children had to be evacuated – see video below.
The entire town of Superior, Colorado, with over 12,000 people, is currently being evacuated.
The entire town of Louisville, Colorado, is currently being evacuated.
Smoke can be seen from as far away as Denver and beyond to the south and Fort Collins and beyond to the north.
This is a breaking news report, and it will be updated as conditions warrant…
Send any first-person accounts of the fires and prayers for those impacted to [email protected].
LATEST: 12,000 people told to evacuate Superior as winds as high as 100 mph spread flames from two grass fires in Boulder County. https://t.co/GJOHnn5m3t pic.twitter.com/s9iNZ5wi6n
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) December 30, 2021
A very dangerous brushfire is burning near Boulder, Colorado. And *no*, this isn’t normal for late December…
We’ve observed near-record warmth and a lack of precipitation for months along the Front Range. Please stay safe! https://t.co/hNLRr7kviy
— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) December 30, 2021
Close up view of the Boulder County fire and reaction from inside the Chuck E. Cheese off Marshall Rd in Superior, CO with wind gusts of 110mph. pic.twitter.com/OkBUnl8E9c
— Jason Fletcher (@SoFarFletched) December 30, 2021