Videos of Colorado residents evacuating have gone viral on social media

Colorado wildfires have surprised and displaced the citizens of two cities in a natural disaster that has produced bone-chilling videos that were posted to social media. 

According to Fox News, the videos show the Colorado residents fleeing the flame from the cities of Lousiville and Superior where evacuation orders were issued.

The populations of the cities are 21,000 and 13,000 respectively, and all the citizens were forced to leave their homes or risk serious injury or death as the flames closed in.

“At least six people have been treated for burns, according to the Colorado Sun, and a CBS 4 Denver reporter tweeted that a fire department source believes more than 300 homes have been lost,” Fox News reported.

“Superior is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Denver. Louisville is just 4 miles (6 kilometers) northeast of Superior.”

In addition to the two cities that were evacuated, portions of U.S. Highway 36 was also shut down because of fire.

“The blaze northwest of Superior was one of several fires that started in the area Thursday, at least some sparked by downed powerlines, as winds have gusted up to 105 mph (169 kph), according to the National Weather Service,” the media reported.

According to eyewitness accounts, the videos depicting the exodus of the local residents was like “something straight out of an apocalyptic movie” as a bystander at a Costco in Superior showed the winds pushing their way through the bare forest.

“If you are in Louisville, this is a life threatening situation,” the National Weather Service tweeted Thursday. “LEAVE NOW! #MarshallFire.”