Colorado wildfire forces evacuation orders for 19,000 people:
Smoke billowed from a wildfire Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Marshall, Colo. a few miles south of Boulder, Colo. (Associated Press)
Authorities issued an evacuation order for 19,400 people on Saturday in response to a fast-moving Colorado wildfire in rolling hills south of the college town of Boulder. The blaze started around 2:00 PM and burned protected wildland near the National Center for Atmospheric Research. While still early in the day the fire grew to 122 acres with no containment. Evacuation orders have been given to 8,000 homes and 7,000 other structures with overnight shelters being opened for their use. Winds and temperatures have died down, though authorities expect to be dealing with the fire for several days due to heavy fuels.