Jul 10, 2016

Wildfires Prompt Evacuations in Colorado, California; More than 330 Acres Consumed Near Nederland

Nederland, CO
USA
by
Andrew MacFarlane
,
The Weather Channel
Photo: The Weather Channel
Photo: The Weather Channel

Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more than 1,000 acres combined.

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management in Colorado reported that nearly 2,000 residents have been evacuated as of Sunday afternoon, the majority of which are from the areas north and west of Boulder Canyon and east of Peak to Peak Highway. Included in that total were 738 residents evacuated on Sunday from the Magnolia area.

A fire near Nederland, Colorado was sparked Saturday afternoon and consumed six structures and over 330 acres by Sunday afternoon