Fire Threatening Homes in Boulder

Two fires flamed by strong winds are threatening homes in Boulder County, Colorado.

One fire threatens homes in Niwot, about 25 miles North of Denver on the outskirts of Boulder City, with the second fire around 100 miles to the West.

Over 11,000 homes have been contacted by phone warning them of the risk, with a smaller number closer to the fire already evacuated.

At least one of the fires started when winds knocked down a power line. Winds exceeding 60 mph were recorded in the area, and the strong wind alert predicts wind gusts up to 80 mph tonight.

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