Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Boulder County, Colorado


Photo: NWS Boulder

On Thursday morning a wildfire quickly ignited in Boulder County, Colorado and exploded in size within minutes.


Officials say that the fire grew to 1,600 acres in just a few hours engulfing 370 homes sending 30,000 people fleeing the flames.


The fire was started after strong winds brought down power lines. The area has been experiencing a historical drought. Winds were gusting to over 100 mph which only aided the development of the fast-moving blaze.


There have been no reports of deaths or anyone missing.


The same area is under a winter weather warning with 5 to 10 inches of snow expected to fall by New Year's Day.