CalWood fire explodes in Boulder County foothills – The Denver Post – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2020-10-18 16:02:26 –

The CalWood fire in Boulder County started on Saturday and grew rapidly, forcing evacuations, including the entire town of Jamestown. As of Sunday morning, the wildfire reached at least 8,788 acres, or about 13 square miles.

An updated 9 a.m. Sunday map showing CalWood fire evacuation areas (in red), pre-evacuation areas (in yellow) and closed roads, as well as the footprint of the fire itself which is currently 8,788 acres. The explosive blaze started on Saturday and within hours it grew to over 5,000 acres burning between Jamestown and Lyon, forcing evacuations of nearly 3,000 residents in the immediate vicinity as the plume of smoke rose above- above the Front Range.

Read more: CalWood Fire Update: Blaze exceeds 8,700 acres as weather changes for better Sunday

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