Colorado authorities on Saturday (1/1) searched for two people who were reported missing in a bushfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in the suburbs of Denver.
Authorities said no one was missing in the area affected by Thursday’s fire. However, Boulder County spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said on Saturday (1/1) they were trying to find the two people who were not yet identified after the sheriff, firefighters and other officials found hundreds of people who had been reported missing.
Churchill declined to give details about the two missing people, where they were last seen or attempts to find them.
The night’s snowfall and freezing temperatures added to the misery of hundreds of residents who started the new year trying to collect what was left of their homes.
At least seven people were injured in the wildfires that broke out in and around Louisville and Superior, two cities of 34,000 people 32 kilometers from Denver. More than 500 houses are feared damaged.
The fires, which scorched an area of 24 square kilometers, are no longer considered a threat. [vm/ft]