2 Colorado cities evacuated by fast-moving, wind-whipped wildfire

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Louisville, Colo. – Residents of two northern Colorado cities were ordered to evacuate on Thursday because of wildfires.

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The city of Louisville, which had a population of 21,000, was evacuated after residents in Superior, which has 13,000 residents, were asked to leave.

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Superior is about 20 miles northwest of Denver. It is just 4 miles northeast of Louisville Superior.

A nearby section of US Highway 36 was also closed due to the fire.

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According to the National Weather Service, the fire northwest of Superior was one of several fires that began in the area on Thursday, hitting at least some electrical wiring as winds gusts up to 105 mph. Went from

A scene straight out of an apocalypse movie was captured on video in the viewer outside a Costco in Superior. It shows winds whispering through barren trees in a parking lot surrounded by gray skies, misty sunlight and small fires scattered across the ground.

Colorado’s Front Range, where the majority of the state’s population lives, had extremely dry and mild winters, and so far the winter has remained mostly dry.

Such extreme conditions often result from a combination of unusual random, short-term and natural weather patterns that are exacerbated by long-term, human-caused climate change. Scientists have long warned that as the world warms, the weather will worsen. Climate change has made the West hotter and drier over the past 30 years.

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