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Colorado’s Most Destructive Wildfire Caused $513 Million in Damage

An American flag flutters in the wind over over the charred remains of a home destroyed by wildfires Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Superior, Colo. Colorado authorities said Thursday, that last week's wildfires caused $513 million in damage and destroyed 1,084 homes and structures.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
An American flag flutters in the wind over over the charred remains of a home destroyed by wildfires Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Superior, Colo. Colorado authorities said Thursday, that last week's wildfires caused $513 million in damage and destroyed 1,084 homes and structures.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Louisville, Colo. (AP) -- Last week's Colorado wildfire caused at least $513 million in damage and destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and structures, officials said Thursday as they updated the toll of property lost in the most destructive wildfire in state history.

Boulder County released the new totals after further assessing the suburban area located between Denver and Boulder where entire neighborhoods were charred. It’s the first estimate of economic damage for the Dec. 30 blaze.