1 Person dead in Colorado wildfire
A person was burned in dead in a Colorado wildfire Air Jordan Shoes , the more than 4 1/2 square miles and destroyed at least five homes in the mountains southwest of Denver in, informed the authorities on Monday.
The name of the victim was not immediately released, and investigators have not said how the person died.
The rapidly moving fire was reported at noon on Monday and spread quickly in the midst of dry, windy weather.
"We are in a defensive mode, protection structure only," Jefferson County Sheriff spokeswoman said Jacki Kelley. "We are the fire-fighting not really at the moment."
Kelley said authorities do not know how many homes were lost, but said it was at least five and probably more than 10.
The authorities ordered to evacuate residents from more than 900 houses.
There were no other reports of injuries, but a Deputy Sheriff who was left alerting residents, has been captured in his patrol car, after he drove by mistake into a ditch in the dense smoke, Kelley said. He called help over the radio.
Up to a dozen smaller fires levels were reported from North-Eastern Colorado to the southern part of the State. There were no immediate reports of injuries or structures in one of the other fires destroyed.
The largest fire burned about 25 miles southwest of Denver in a rugged, largely rural area where the elevation ranges from 7,000 up to 8.200 feet. The region of pine trees and grassland is punktiert with hamlets and the occasional expensive House. It is West of the densely populated southwest suburbs of Denver Jordan Shoes , who were not threatened several miles - and mountain - ridge.
The fire apparently from a prescribed burns in the area of last week flared up, Kelley said. Prescribed burns are usually done to thin out vegetation in the hopes of reducing the chances of a major conflagration.
About 100 firefighters were expected, they spend the night protect houses. Officials were calling in help from as far away as Arizona and hoped resistant to the flames have Tuesday in a position its tanker aircraft drop.
Animal shelters have been established in two high schools and the Red Cross said that it is sent on to send cots and blankets.
Jan Quigley said she and her husband were "only in a dither" after she got to tell them an automatic call to evacuate. She packed clothes, a backup computer drive and taxes and went.
"I hope it will be OK," she said.
The national weather service said sustained winds of up to 40 hour miles, up to 55 mph hit the fire area with gusts, but they began to die down after sunset.
"But it's so dry, now out there that also a 15 - to 20-mph wind will go, spread around the fire," said weather service meteorologist Bob Kleyla.
Smoke were visible from downtown Denver. Kleyla referred to weather radar showed the plume of smoke had about 100 miles northeast drifted after dark, and State health authorities warned smoke could linger and affect the quality of the air until Tuesday afternoon.
Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., offered condolences to families, whose H?user were destroyed and said he is working, get Federal fire teams and equipment, when Jefferson County Sheriff Ted mink these requests.
Another fire was burning, where houses lined the forest along a steep, twisty road with spectacular views of nearby Lookout Mountain West of Denver. The Sheriff's Department said residents of two homes were urged to evacuate.
The fire burned 30 to 50 acres before it was contained late Monday evening Air Jordan .
The Colorado shoots Department of emergency management of the small grass plains in Morgan, Logan, and weld counties in northeastern Colorado lit. Winds in the Plains were wind peaks up to 50 miles.
Denver airport officials said strong winds delayed incoming and departing flights of up to 60 minutes on Monday night.
Pueblo County, Southern Colorado reports, nine small fires of rubble piles with a car in a car body shop after embers from a trash fire spread to the building destroyed.
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