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US Colorado residents asked to make evacuation plans as the Calwood Fire breaks out

04:50  18 october  2020
04:50  18 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Mandatory evacuations were issued for residents north of North Drive from Crestview Drive to California Avenue. Sandra Mitchell reports.

Colorado officials are asking residents in Jamestown to make evacuation plans as firefighters continue battling the newly sparked Calwood Fire.

a group of clouds in the background: Plumes of smoke rise from the Calwood Fire near Jamestown, Colorado, on Saturday, October 17, 2020. © KMGH Plumes of smoke rise from the Calwood Fire near Jamestown, Colorado, on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

The fire began around noon Saturday north of Jamestown, according to Gabi Boerkircher, spokesperson for Boulder Officer of Emergency Management. Close to 900 homes are in the evacuation area, a tweet from the Boulder Office of Emergency Management said Saturday night.

Jamestown is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 14 miles northwest of Boulder and about 43 miles northwest of Denver.

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The fire is being pushed southeast by winds, Boerkircher said.

"We're asking people pretty much anywhere in that vicinity to be sure they're making an evacuation plan," Boerkircher said, adding that a local disaster declaration was signed around 1:30 p.m. local time in response to the fire.

Evacuations have been ordered for Jamestown and pre-evacuation orders are in place for areas south of the town, Boerkircher said.

No deaths or injuries have been reported and a cause of the Calwood Fire has not yet been determined, Boerkircher said.

Firefighters also continue to battle the Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in state history. The fire is burning near the city of Fort Collins in the northern part of the state, which prompted new mandatory evacuations Friday night.

Photos show orange skies, towering smoke over Colorado wildfires as concerns mount over air quality .
The pollution may be masking the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis warned. Meanwhile, Rocky Mountain National Park has completely closed.The sky has been gray and the sun hazy for much of September and October across parts of the state. In the northern Colorado city of Fort Collins, Glen Akins said the smoke has gotten thick and dark enough that streetlights have turned on during the day.

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