Fires have ordered the evacuation of more than 30,000 residents in two towns, just east of the Rocky Mountains and near the major cities of Denver, officials said.
Thousands of residents of two communities in Colorado, USA, near the major cities of Denver, have been ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire caused by a wind that has swept part of the area into a smoky orange sky. I did.
The city of Louisville, with a population of about 21,000, was ordered to evacuate on Thursday after being told to leave the Superior population, which has 13,000 inhabitants. The neighboring town is about 32 kilometers northwest of Denver.
The area near US Highway 36 was also closed due to a fire.
According to the National Meteorological Agency, the northwestern flames of Superior were one of several flames that began in the region on Thursday, at least partly because the wind reached 169 km / h and sent flames through barren trees. Was caused by a power line outage.
Colorado’s front range, home to most of the state’s population, has a very dry and mild fall, and so far winters have remained largely dry. However, it was expected that it would snow on Friday in this area.
Forest fire. In Colorado. In the middle of winter. A brutal reminder that the climate crisis continues to escalate.pic.twitter.com/1pTLD9I0Wc
— Dr. Lucky Tran (@luckytran) December 30, 2021
These extreme conditions are often due to a combination of anomalous random, short-term, and natural weather patterns heightened by anthropogenic long-term climatic crises.
Scientists have long warned that the weather will be rough as the world warms. Due to the climate crisis, the west has been much warmer and drier in the last 30 years.
A straightforward scene from an apocalyptic movie was captured in a video of a bystander outside Costco in Superior. You can see the wind blowing through the barren trees in the parking lot surrounded by the gray sky, the hazy sun, and the small fires scattered on the ground.
Leah Angstman and her husband returned to their home in Louisville from Denver International Airport after being absent for a vacation. As they sat on the bus to Boulder, Angstmann soon remembered leaving the clear blue sky and entering a cloud of brown and yellow smoke.
“I thought the bus would tilt because the wind shook the bus so hard,” she wrote in a message to the Associated Press.
The visibility was so poor that the bus had to stop and waited 30 minutes for the local transportation van to guide us to turn the freeway. There she said she saw four separate fires burning in the bushes across the freeway.
“The sky was dark and dark brown, and the soil swirled around the sidewalk like a snake,” she said.
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