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Wildfire forced evacuations west of Boulder, Colorado
3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
AFFECTED AREAS:
Boulder County, CO
Boulder, CO

Start Date: 3/19/2017 -  
A wildfire to the west of Boulder in Sunshine Canyon forced the evacuation of more than 400 homes in the wee hours of March 19. More than 800 other homes were notified to be ready to evacuate if conditions warranted. The fire consumed more than 60 acres and was about 50 percent contained toward the end of the day. Drought and strong winds made firefighting difficult. The Washington Post, March 19, 2017
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