Wildfire Threatens 100 Acres In Colorado


A wildfire burning in Sunshine, Colorado, just west of Boulder, has destroyed more than 100 acres and forced evacuations as firefighters work around the clock to contain the blaze.

At least 1,031 homes evacuated in wildfire that has burned 106 acres west of Boulder.

BOULDER, Colo. — One thousand, thirty-one homes were evacuated Sunday morning due to a wildfire burning just west of Boulder.

Residents living in the City of Boulder between Mapleton and Canyon Drive along 4th Street were all evacuated, according to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

Mark Sandercott spoke with Denver7’s Amanda del Castillo about being evacuated. “I thought, for sure, we were probably going to lose the house,” Sandercott said.

He has only lived in Boulder for three months and was back to packing up his bags Sunday morning, “I grabbed my backpack, grabbed the most essential things that I thought I needed, and some water and just left.”

Unlike Sandercott, neighbors said fire is a familiar scene for longtime residents living near Sunshine Canyon. Still, the fear of destruction is all the same.


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