RMCNews – Denver, Colorado … Multiple fires have caused the evacuation of two Front Range cities Superior and Louisville, Colorado, and Avista Adventist Hospital.
The plume of smoke was visible from Longmont, about 15 miles north of Louisville, and from the Denver Metro area to the south.
Multiple RMC members have evacuated and are anxiously waiting for word on their homes and properties.
“Avista Adventist Hospital is evacuating and we have members in Louisville and Superior on the run,” Jay Murdoch, Boulder Adventist Church associate pastor said.
Twin Peaks Adventist Church is in the evacuation zone. “Louisville has been evacuated and the fires are about five miles from the church. Everything seems to be safe at this point. Our head elder Jack is keeping tabs on the situation,” said Tim Jones, pastor of the Twin Peaks Adventist Church.
In a press conference, Boulder County Sheriff’s officials said over 500 homes have been lost in Superior. They also commented that the fires are within two blocks of Avista Hospital, and the evacuation was due to heavy smoke in the area.
Mickey Mallory, RMC ministerial director has been in contact with pastors in the affected zones.
Mallory commenting on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Conference said, “There are RMC members that have been asked to evacuate. Our hearts ache for those affected by the wildfires and I want to ask all to keep this matter in prayer.”
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is available.
–RMCNews; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski