Boulder fires burn 3,000 acres; thousands evacuated
Boulder Colorado continues to burn today, as 3,000 acres have been destroyed, three homes destroyed and thousands have been forced to evacuate. There are now three separate wind-fuled fires burning, and people that have been ordered to evacuate are from the north side of Boulder and the Boulder Heights neighborhood. Temporary Red Cross shelters have been set up to deal with the people forced from their homes.
So far the fires are about 38 percent contained, but several roads, including the main road of Highway 36 is still closed.
Most officials seem to agree that the first fire was started by a downed power line that was brought down by high winds that then whipped up the fire, and that this could happen again in other areas.
A fund has been set up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for those affected by the fires.