Marshall Fire is Colorado’s most damaging wildfire and blaze is still not over
The Marshall Fire south of Boulder burned more houses in a few of hours than any wildfire in the state of Colorado has ever ravaged.
Thousands of Coloradans were forced to flee their homes as the flames spread eastward due to strong winds.
As of Thursday evening, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle estimated that more than 580 residences had been destroyed by fire. Louisville and other Boulder County areas are not included in this total. It doesn’t take into consideration the businesses that have been affected by the fire.
It is possible that the Marshall Fire will be twice as damaging as the Black Forest Fire, which raged in Southern Colorado over a decade ago, even if it is not the biggest in state history.
A fire called the Black Forest Fire wiped down 511 residences in El Paso County, Colorado, in 2013. Twenty-eight more residences suffered damage.
According to the El Paso County coroner, Marc Herklotz, 52, and his wife, Robin Herklotz, 50, were killed in the Black Forest Fire.
When they died, the two were ready to depart their home in their garage.
More than 14,000 acres were destroyed in the Black Forest Fire.
The East Troublesome Fire burned 366 residences in Grand County in 2020. It was the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history and one of several that year.
193,812 acres were destroyed in the East Troublesome Fire. Only the Cameron Peak Fire, which scorched 208,913 acres across Rocky Mountain National Park on the other side, had a larger total number of acres burnt.
The Waldo Canyon Fire ravaged Southern Colorado in 2012, destroying 346 houses.
About three miles from Colorado Springs, on June 23, a fire broke out. It erupted into a massive conflagration when it approached the city three days later in hot, dry, and windy conditions.
Several neighbourhoods were enveloped in flames. Two persons were assassinated in the house where they lived. As many as 32,000 individuals had to leave their homes.
18.500 hectares were destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire.
The High Park Fire, which raged across northwest Larimer County in 2012, destroyed 259 houses.
On June 9, a lightning strike sparked a wildfire that quickly spread over the area. There were no more outbreaks by June 30.
Over 87,000 acres were destroyed in the fire. By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, one person had perished in the fire.