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Colorado fire map: Where are the wildfires now?

THOUSANDS of people are being evacuated from their homes as wildfires continue to spread through Colorado.

The blaze has already ripped through the Boulder County, thanks to high-speed winds of roughly 105mph. Here’s the latest.

Where are the Colorado fires now?

Local media reports that fired continue to burn across areas north of Denver.

On Thursday, they added that the towns of Louisville and Superior, were some of the areas worst affected.

Elsewhere, horrific footage revealed that the community of Marshall faced with gripping winds that had ripped through the car park and left some unable to breath.

During a Thursday evening news conference, officials estimated that that the fires had already blackened 1,600 acres of land in the affected areas.

They added that the blaze was also close to destroying 600 homes.

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What areas in Colorado have been evacuated?

On Thursday, roughly 30,000 people in the towns of Louisville and Superior were told to leave their homes.

The National Weather Service out of Denver/Boulder tweeted that the blazes have created a life-threatening situation in Superior and Louisville areas, noting that the "fast-moving fires" should encourage people to "gather more information and please be prepared to evacuate immediately."

Read our Superior, Colorado fire blog for the very latest news and updates…

The American Red Cross has since announced on Twitter they have opened an evacuation center for those needing assistance as fires spread through Boulder County in Colorado.

The evacuation center is located at the YMCA of Northern Colorado at 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026.

The Governor Jared Polis has since declared a state of emergency.

"This fire is not so much a question of resources," he told a press conference. "This fire is a force of nature."

"We hope that the winds die down, that the weather changes," he added.

"But for those who are directly affected, know that you don't stand alone."

How many people have died in the Colorado wildfires?

No deaths have been reported so far, though first responders said an officer was among at least six people who were hurt.

UCHealth Broomfield Hospital representative Kelli Christensen later told The Colorado Sun that those affected were burn victims.

Elsewhere, speaking at a press conference, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said: "This was consuming football-field lengths of land in seconds.

"We had never seen anything like it. This was a horrific event."

And although no fatalities or missing persons were reported at the time, Pelle added: "But given the ferocity and scope of this fire, it would not surprise me if we find casualties."

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