Euronews 18 Oct 2020

Colorado wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in western US


Thousands of people in the US state of Colorado are fleeing a wildfire that hasn't stopped burning since mid-August.

In Boulder County, the CalWood fire exploded to nearly 9,000 acres leaving whole neighborhoods in ruin and forcing nearly 3,000 people to flee their homes. In Northern Colorado firefighters are scrambling to contain the Cameron Peak fireā€”the largest wildfire in state history.
Wildfires are threatening thousands of homes and forcing thousands to evacuate in three West Coast states. The fires are setting records in California and are being called unprecedented in Oregon and Washington. (Sept. 10)
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Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.

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