Almost 1.000 homes were destroyed, hundreds more were damaged, and three people are missing in a wildfire in Colorado, a state official said Saturday as reported by the AP agency.
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle also said investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that started Thursday. Authorities previously estimated that there were at least 500 houses destroyed and two people missing.
The wind-blown blaze ripped through entire neighborhoods in a suburban area between Denver and Boulder.
This Friday the local authorities announced that the fires, fueled by strong winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour, are spreading with great speed and have forced the evacuation of the towns of Superior, with more than 12.000 inhabitants, and Louisville, with 20.000, he refers the Spanish news agency EFE.