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PHOTOS: CalWood Fire explodes in Boulder County foothills – The Denver Post

The CalWood fire in Boulder County was sparked Saturday and quickly grew, forcing evacuations, including the entire town of Jamestown. By Sunday morning, the wildfire grew to at least 8,788 acres, or about 13 square miles.

A map updated as of 9 a.m. Sunday showing the CalWood fire evacuation zones (in red), pre-evacuation zones (in yellow) and closed roads, as well as the footprint of the fire itself which is currently at 8,788 acres. The explosive fire started Saturday and within hours grew to more than 5,000 acres as it burned between Jamestown and Lyons, forcing evacuations for nearly 3,000 residents in the immediate area as the smoke plume billowed over the Front Range.

Read more: CalWood fire update: Blaze tops 8,700 acres as weather shifts for the better Sunday

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