World News – US – Explosive CalWood Fire force evacuation of Jamestown, wide swaths of buttresses north of Boulder

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Cal Wood fire, northwest of Boulder, sends out large plume of smoke as seen from Highway 93 Saturday October 17, 2020

The Cal Wood fire, northwest of Boulder, sends out a large plume of smoke seen from Highway 93 on Saturday October 17, 2020

The Cal Wood fire, northwest of Boulder, sends out a large plume of smoke seen from Highway 93 on Saturday October 17, 2020

The Cal Wood fire, northwest of Boulder, sends out a large plume of smoke seen from Highway 93 on Saturday October 17, 2020

The Cal Wood fire, northwest of Boulder, sends out a large plume of smoke seen from Highway 93 on Saturday October 17, 2020

Smoke from the CalWood fire can be seen from the parking lot at Buckingham Park in Lefthand Canyon in Boulder County on Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2020

Residents of Jamestown, in the foothills of Boulder County, were asked to evacuate on Saturday due to the new CalWood fire, emergency officials said

Officials have yet to publicly announce the scale of the blaze, but it quickly sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen from downtown Denver

Crews responded to the blaze on Saturday afternoon near the Cal-Wood Education Center, 2282 Boulder County Road 87, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at 12:45 p.m.

A map shared by emergency officials in Boulder showed a large evacuation area encompassing land west of the Peak to Peak Road through US 36 on the east side and Jamestown on the south end, north to South Sheep Mountain

The Boulder National Weather Service tweeted a satellite image showing the new wildfire, as well as the Cameron Peak fire in Larimer County, and called the CalWood blaze an « explosive growth in fire » Saturday afternoon

Satellite images show explosive fire growth on Cal’s log fire in Boulder County this afternoon #cowx #cofire #CalWoodFire picTwittercom / 5amSxemZi3

On Saturday afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation urged travelers to avoid unnecessary travel to Boulder and Larimer counties due to wildfires

Current map of Boulder County with evacuation orders (red), evacuation warnings (yellow) and road closures due to the CalWood fire Mandatory evacuations now extend east from US 36 https: // tco / KPQ4S5OF0y picTwittercom / GoZDXBPDHA

Heil Valley Ranch and Hall Ranch were also closed due to the fire, emergency services officials said

An evacuation check-in point is set up at Boulder County’s North Broadway complex at 3460 N Broadway, where people can receive further information, officials said

Emergency management officials said people could take their livestock – horses, cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, etc. – at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont, at the shelter People can take their pets with them to the evacuation point on North Broadway, or to the Boulder Valley Humane Society, 2323 55th St in Boulder

The rapidly spreading blaze prompted Boulder County officials on Saturday afternoon to issue a local disaster emergency declaration

Click on markers for details, use buttons to change displayed forest fires Map data is automatically updated by government agencies and may delay events in real time Incident types are numbered from 1 to 5 – a type 1 incident is a large and complex forest fire affecting people and critical infrastructure, a type 5 incident is a small forest fire with few personnel involved Find more information on the types of ‘incidents at the bottom of this page

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Cal-Wood Education Center, Boulder County, Jamestown, Wildfire

World news – United States – Explosive evacuation of CalWood Fire Forces from Jamestown, wide swaths of buttresses north of Boulder


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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