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Video: Massive Boulder Colorado wildfire rages out of control as hundreds are evacuated

Posted Sep 06 2010 5:00pm


Editor's Note: As many of you know Boulder, Colorado (our home town) is the mecca of triathlon. The roads and foothills around Boulder offer some of the most beautiful training the runs and rides in the West that draw hundreds of amateur and pro triathletes. Today a massive wildfire fire threatens many people and homes just West of Boulder. The story is below.

A wildfire that erupted this morning just West of Boulder, Colorado has engulfed at least 3000 acres and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people.

According to local officials several hundred people have already been executed and numerous structures including homes have burned down to the ground. Huge plumes of smoke from the massive fire can be seen from as far away as Denver, Colorado.

One of the first towns threatened by the flames is the historic gold mining town of of Gold Hill, Colorado just West of Boulder.

Roman Mica files this story as local residents and firefighters struggled to save Gold Hill from the rapidly approaching flames.

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