Posted 9 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Thursday’s evacuation order is the first within the city limits. About 38,000 people were previously told to leave because of the fire that started in a populated, wooded area east of the city.
Colorado’s second-largest city of about 430,000 people is also asking residents of 2,000 more homes to be ready to evacuate because the fire has reached a designated trigger point.
The blaze in the Black Forest area is now the most destructive in Colorado history.