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The Sunshine Fire near Boulder, Colorado, viewed from Eben G. Fine, Sunday, 3/19/17. (Seth Frankel/@SethFrankel on Twitter, used with permission)

A wildfire in Colorado has forced more than 1,000 evacuations


A wildfire in Colorado has forced more than 1,000 home evacuations, with several thousand more warned to be ready to leave, The Denver Post reports.

The fire, first reported 2:30 a.m. Denver time Sunday, is estimated to be at least 30 acres in size and has not been at all contained. It is in the Sunshine Canyon area west of Boulder, leading to the hashtag #SunshineFire trending on Twitter.

There are no reports of homes being lost or damaged so far.

Here's a distant look at the wildfire.

It looks like it's going to be very hot and very dry, and potential winds up to 20 mph. Which is not good.
Gabi Boerkircher

Firefighters are facing "rough" conditions to battle the blaze, Boulder Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Gabi Boerkircher said. Winds are expected to pick up later in the day, and the high temperature in the area is forecast for 79 degrees with low humidity.

This map shows the area of evacuations and "pre-evacuations."

Here's another look at the wildfire.

Firefighting planes were soaring over the area.

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Firefighters walk down a dirt road a wildfire burns a hillside Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Clayton, Ga. On Tuesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority issued a burn ban on its public lands across Tennessee and in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau has said the agency is tracking wildfires that have burned a total of 80,000 acres across the South. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Last year saw many dangerous wildfires throughout the country, including deadly blazes in Tennessee and California, as well as blazes in North Carolina and Arizona.

Banner image by Seth Frankel (@SethFrankel on Twitter). Used with permission.

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