Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated
hundreds of homes have been destroyed as wildfires spread through the US state of Colorado.
The fast-moving fires are burning in Boulder County, north of Denver
Some 30,000 people in the towns of Louisville and Superior were told to leave their homes on Thursday
Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Jared Polis
Winds of up to 105 mph (169 km/h) are fanning flames across the region following a historic drought
while previous fires in Colorado have been in rural areas
these latest blazes are burning in more suburban parts of the state
This fire is a force of nature."