Colorado Marshall Fire Videos Show People Fleeing With Entire Neighborhoods Up in Flames

Multiple videos are circulating on social media showing the destruction and panic in Colorado as wildfires sweep the state.

Governor Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency due to the dangers from the wildfires in Boulder County.

Citizens have been advised to leave their homes and head to one of the many evacuation sites.

A video showing man driving in thick haze before turning his car around and going in the other direction has gone viral with over 100,000 views online.

While speaking to the camera the driver notes the dangers of the maneuver due to poor visibility on the roads.

As he drives back in the direction he came, strong winds pick up and an inferno almost engulfs the car. The man then begins to swear as he drives through the flames.

The video was captioned: "Boulder Fire behind Costco in Superior Colorado. Thanks to the guy in the truck for saying to turn around."

Another viral video shows the terrible impact the wildfires are having. The video has been viewed over 580,000 times and was simply captioned: "This video from Colorado's Marshall fire is terrifying."

The video shows being met with a smoky haze as they hurriedly exit the store and enter the car park.

Police sirens can be heard as people panic and question where they are meant to be running.

A video posted by CBS Denver's Dillon Thomas showed disarray in a car park as people run in different directions and the winds blow strongly. The video has been viewed over 334,000 times.

Thomas captioned the video: "'Leave now'. Emergency responders are evacuating towns of Superior and Louisville, Colorado as thousands of people are rushing to evacuate.

"Two large grass fires have burned properties and are threatening more."

Another video with over 520,000 views described the wildfire scenes as "apocalyptic" and showed a row of houses engulfed in flames.

The video suggests the footage is in Louisville and shows a line of homes on fire with dark black smoke rising into the sky.

The video was captioned: "Apocalyptic views of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado. Mind-boggling what has happened today."

The strong winds have been blamed for the speed at which the wildfires have engulfed land and homes. The inferno is already the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

Early reports suggest that the fire was started on Thursday by a downed power line.

So far, over 500 homes have been destroyed and the fire has covered at least 1,600 acres of land. There have been no deaths reported as of yet, but there have been multiple injuries.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has pledged to pay at least 75 percent of the costs of the fire fighting. The American Red Cross is also helping combat the wildfires.

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A home burns after a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on December 30, 2021. Multiple videos on social media have shown the destruction and panic in Colorado as wildfires sweep through the state. Marc Piscotty/Getty