‘It felt like the apocalypse’: Colorado wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes.

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The authorities are urging tens of thousands of people across parts of Boulder County, Colo., to leave as quickly as possible as the grassfires continue to burn.CreditCredit…Trevor Hughes/USA Today Network via Reuters

Colorado officials continued to assess the damage on Friday from a wind-swept wildfire that tore through suburban neighborhoods between Denver and Boulder the prior afternoon. The fire, which forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate and which turned the sky into an ashy orange, was estimated to have burned more than 500 homes, more than any other blaze in the state’s history.

The fire, as intense as it was sudden, sent residents of Boulder County scrambling to leave department stores and houses on Thursday as fire trucks swarmed the area. Though wildfires are…

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