Search for two missing people after wildfire in Colorado

Snow on debris from a fire in Colorado.

Snow on debris from a fire in Colorado.

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Authorities are working on the search for two people who disappeared after a huge wildfire in Colorado, while the Residents who escaped the flames now sift through the charred remains if there is anything in your belongings worth salvaging.

Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, which razed at least 9.4 square miles and about 1,000 buildings –Between houses and buildings– in Denver and Boulder.

The flames broke out last Thursday, after a dry autumn, but late as history has marked, amid little snow. For experts, strong gusts of wind were a factor.

“It is complicated and everything is covered by a foot of snow,” said Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who assured that there are several leads and a search warrant in “a particular place”, although he declined to say if believe the fire was arson or not.

The missing are a woman who lived in the town of Superior, as well as a man from the community of Marshall.

According to Pelle, the houses of both are “deep in remnants that burned and are now covered in snow, so the task is complicated “.

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