Des milliers de personnes fuient leurs maisons alors que les incendies de forêt déclenchent l'état d'urgence dans le Colorado- suivre en direct

Des milliers de personnes fuient leurs maisons alors que les incendies de forêt déclenchent l'état d'urgence dans le Colorado- suivre en direct
Colorado Boulder Marshall fire – dernières mises à jour

<p>Two homes burn after being consumed by wildfire in the Centennial Heights neighborhood on 30 décembre 2021 in Louisville, Colorado<pp><p>Two homes burn after being consumed by wildfire in the Centennial Heights neighborhood on 30 décembre 2021 in Louisville, Colorado<pp>

Two homes burn after being consumed by wildfire in the Centennial Heights neighborhood on 30 décembre 2021 in Louisville, Colorado

A fast-moving incendies fanned by powerful winds ripped through towns between Boulder et Denver dans Colorado, burning down hundreds of homes, prompting the evacuation of about 30,000 residents on Thursday.

Gouverneur Jared Polis declared a state of emergency, allowing the state to deploy emergency funds and resources including Colorado National Guard.

The wind gusts of 110 miles per hour had pushed fire at an astonishing speed across the neighbourhood, burning down more than 1,600 acres.

“This fire is, franchement, a force of nature,” said Mr Polis. “For those who have lost everything that they’ve had, know that we will be there for you to help rebuild your lives.”

The grass fire is believed to have been ignited by sparks from power lines and transformers toppled by high winds of Colorado’s drought-parched Front Range, according to Boulder Couty Sheriff Joe Pelle.

An entire subdivision of 370 homes burned down in Superior, where the evacuation order were first issued to the population of 13,000, said the sheriff. À propos de 210 dwellings were also lost in the Old Town area of Superior.

le 18,000 residents of the adjacent municipality of Louisville were also ordered to evacuate.

According to the sheriff, there are currently no reports of casualties or missing people. Six people injured in the fires are being treated at UCHealth Broomfield Hospital, said spokesperson Kelli Christensen.

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Footage captures spread of wildfire

An airline passenger has captured footage of the spread of the wildfire in Boulder, Colorado.

The bird’s eye view shows multiple blazes as thousands of people have been told to evacuate the area and Governor Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency.

Joe Middleton31 décembre 2021 07:18
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Videos captures families Videos fleeing Chuck E Cheese and Costco

Customers rushed to evacuate a Costco retail store and a Chuck E Cheese restaurant in Superior, Colorado, on Thursday after a wildfire started spreading rapidly across the area due to gusty winds.

A video taken from inside the Chuck E Cheese outlet shared by Twitter user Jason Fletcher showed large patches of flames just a few metres away from the building. Parents were seen screaming inside the outlet as they tried to gather their children to leave the outlet.

Multiple people had to struggle to open the outlet’s main entrance because of strong winds.

Read the report from my colleague Alisha Rahaman Sarkar:

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 06:48
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FEMA to pay 75 per cent of the firefighting cost

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay 75 per cent of the state’s firefighting costs as it authorised funding to help fight the Marshall Fire.

The grant money provided through President’s Disaster Relief fund can be used for setting up field camps, equipment use, repair and replacement work, tools, materials and supplies.

The grants are available “to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster,” according to FEMA.

<p>A Louisville firefighter walks through the smoke and haze after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on 30 December 2021</p>

A Louisville firefighter walks through the smoke and haze after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on 30 décembre 2021

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 06:37
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A house burnt down in 20 minutes

Gripping the intensity with which the fire is spreading and destroying everything on its way, a picture by 9 News photojournalist Chris Hansen showed a house previously untouched by the wildfire, up in flames in 20 minutes.

“Twenty minutes ago, this house along Harper Lake in Louisville was untouched by fire. Now it’s gone. Two people stand outside,” tweeted 9 News journalist Kyle Clark.

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 06:22
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High wind warning in Boulder county cancelled

The National Weather Service cancelled the high wind warnings in Boulder county.

“Good news. The High Wind Warning have all been cancelled. Still some gusty/variable winds to contend with, but fortunately the stronger winds are now over,” tweeted the NWS.

Plus tôt, wind gusts of over 110 miles per hour was registered in the region and was cited as a major factor contributing to the rapid spread of the wildfire.

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 06:05
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What caused the wildfire in Colorado

The wildfire is believed to have been started by downed power lines, along with a combination of wind gusts over 100 miles per hour and widespread drought, according to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle.

Daniel Swain, a meteorolgist at the University of California, tweeted that it was “genuinely hard to believe” these fires were happening in December, which is usually a quieter time for blazes.

“But take a record warm & dry fall, seul 1 inch of snow so far this season, & add an extreme (100mi/h ) downslope windstormand extremely fast moving/dangerous fires are the result.”

<p>Burnt out vehicles sit amidst the smoke and haze after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on 30 December 2021</p>

Burnt out vehicles sit amidst the smoke and haze after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on 30 décembre 2021

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 05:47
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Dramatic footage captures the chaos in Superior

Dramatic video footage captured the extent of chaos in Costco in Superior as people evacuated following the wildfire that engulfed the region.

La vidéo, which played out on Denver7 News, showed people trying to navigate their way through the dense smoke. The cars were moving slowly, as the residents tried to cross the road amid a drastically declined visibility range.

The sound of the fire brigade could be heard over that of strong winds as several attempted to get into their cars to escape the wildfire.

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 05:22
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Louisville hospital forced to evacuate

All patients and staff in the 114-bed facility of Avista Adventist Hospital was fully evacuated after a wildfire started not far from the hospital.

“As of 4.15 après-midi, Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital is fully evacuated. All patients were safely transferred to two of our sister facilities within CenturaLongmont United Hospital or St. Anthony North, and some were discharged from the hospital. All associates at this time have also been evacuated,” said the release from Centura Health.

<p>A Louisville Fire Protection District vehicle races to another hotspot in the Centennial Heights neighborhood as a fast moving wildfire swept through the neighborhood on 30 décembre 2021 in Louisville, Colorado<pp>

A Louisville Fire Protection District vehicle races to another hotspot in the Centennial Heights neighborhood as a fast moving wildfire swept through the neighborhood on 30 décembre 2021 in Louisville, Colorado

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 05:08
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Firefighting conditions expected to improve as winds decrease

According to the National Weather Service, firefighting conditions were expected to improve overnight as winds decrease late on Thursday.

The reduced speed would enable the firefighters to get ahead of the flames and for water-dropping helicopters and airplane tankers to be deployed against the blaze.

The agency however, extended the high-speed warning through 8 pm heure locale. Snow expected on Friday could help douse the blaze, reported USA Today quoting a National Weather Service meteorologist.

<p>A home burns after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on 30 December 2021</p>

A home burns after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on 30 décembre 2021

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 04:42
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Governor declares state of emergency in Colorado

Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency on Thursday due to the Marshall Fire in Boulder County.

“The declaration allows the state to access disaster emergency funds to support the emergency response efforts in Boulder and provide state resources including the use of the Colorado National Guard, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control and activation of the State Emergency Operations Center,” according to the statement.

“Prayers for thousands of families evacuating from the fires in Superior and Boulder County,” said the governor. “Fast winds are spreading flames quickly and all aircraft are grounded.”

Namita Singh31 décembre 2021 04:19

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