A combination of hurricane winds and severe drought in the region led to the most devastating wildfires
More than 35 thousand people were forced to evacuate / Photo: Collage: Today
In Colorado, forest fires covered about 6,200 acres (2.5 thousand hectares), destroyed more than 500 homes. Writes about this USA Today.
Because of the fires, 35 thousand people were evacuated in Louisville and some other localities. Several people were burned and injured, and many lost all their belongings.
This video from Colorados Marshall fire is terrifying. pic.twitter.com/AWqBvs9lWX
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 31, 2021
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said President Joe Biden proposed an expedited major disaster announcement to help rebuild and assist those who have lost their homes.
The fires were caused by sparks from power lines and transformers blown by a strong wind on dried grass.
It was the combination of hurricane winds, which reached the speed of 169 km / h, and severe drought in the region that led to the most destructive forest fires in modern history of the state.
The fire destroyed about 600 houses, as well as hotels, shopping centers and businesses.
So far, the most powerful wildfire in Colorado history was the 2013 fire, in which 511 homes were burned and destroyed.
Fires and natural disasters in the USA
- In December 2021, six people died at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, USA, after a tornado collapsed the wall and roof of a building.
- Cyclone Ida hit the US in September, killing nine people.
- In addition, the Kaldor fire was raging in the state of California. US President Joe Biden was forced to declare a state of emergency.
- In July, in 13 states, due to 80 large-scale fires provoked by the heat wave, 1,174,486 acres (more than 475,297 hectares) were burned.
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