BREAKING UPDATE: Out Of Control Blaze Destroys 136 Homes In Colorado - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

BREAKING UPDATE: Out Of Control Blaze Destroys 136 Homes In Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say at least 136 homes have been destroyed by a wildfire burning in canyons and foothills west of Boulder.

A list released Wednesday the Boulder County sheriff's includes four other structures and at least 12 homes damaged by the 6,168-acre fire.

The reported losses surpass those of the 2002 Hayman fire in southern Colorado that was the most destructive in the state's history. It destroyed 133 homes and 466 outbuildings over 138,000 acres.

About 3,500 people have been evacuated from about 1,000 homes that broke out in a parched area north of Boulder on Monday. Four people remain missing as some residents have stayed behind and risked their lives to try to save their homes.
      
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