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Small wildfire forcing Colorado residents from homes

BOULDER, Colo. – Authorities say a small wildfire burning in the mountains just outside the Colorado city of Boulder has forced people from their homes and filling the air with smoke.

The Wind pushes the flames early Sunday just a few miles from the city centre. The fire was only 30 to 50 acres.

Shannon Cordingly of the Boulder Office of Emergency Management says that it is unclear how many homes have been evacuated just to the west of the university and how the flames ignited.

The agency says that there have been no reports of injuries or buildings destroyed. Cordingly says if the fire continues to spread, more evacuations are possible.

Resident Seth Frankel, who sits after being warned, he may need to evacuate, says dead trees “are exploding in a black feather that goes in the air.”

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