Superior is about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Denver. Louisville is just 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Superior.
A nearby section of US Highway 36 was also closed because of the fire.
The blaze northwest of Superior was among a number of fires that started in the area on Thursday, at least some of which were caused by cut power lines, as winds gusted up to 105 mph (169 km/h). ), according to the National Weather Service.
A straight shot of an apocalyptic movie was captured in outdoor video outside Costco in Superior. It shows winds blowing through barren trees in a parking lot surrounded by gray skies, a dim sun and small fires dotting the ground.
Colorado’s Front Range, where most of the state’s population lives, has had an extremely dry and mild fall, and winters have so far continued to be mostly dry.
Extreme conditions like these are often caused by a combination of random, short-term and unusual weather patterns caused by anthropogenic long-term climate change. Scientists have long warned that weather will become more extreme as the world warms. Climate change has made the West a lot warmer and drier over the past 30 years.
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