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Colorado Fires Destroy 991 Buildings; Three People Missing

  • Workers spared hospital from ‘catastrophic explosion’
  • Cause of Boulder County disaster still under investigation
The remains of a neighborhood in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado on Dec. 31.

The remains of a neighborhood in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Colorado on Dec. 31.

Photographer: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images 

The historic wildfires that flashed across Boulder County, Colorado, destroyed almost 1,000 buildings and left three people missing, officials said Saturday.

As the New Year dawned, officials said flames destroyed a total of 991 structures and damaged 127 others in the City of Louisville, the Town of Superior and unincorporated sections of Boulder County, according to a statement issued by the City of Louisville. The figures are in line with earlier estimates.