In the end it's better to err on the side of caution. A wildfire that ramped up to covering over 500 acres, had a small town southwest Limon evacuate, completely.

Many are still reeling from the immense damage that the Marshall Fire caused when it ripped through a portion of Boulder, in 2021. Two years later, fire personnel were hoping that this entire town wouldn't suffer the same.

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Not many people, probably, have ever heard of Simla, Colorado, but they were hearing about on March 30, 2023, due to the whole town being evacuated because of a wildfire in the area.

The last time Simla was in the news was due to the pandemic. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was diagnosed in Simla, in January of 2021. Without question, the town would much rather just stay out of the news, I'm sure.

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Though the fire was several miles from Simla, the winds were very strong, prompting the evacuation.

At about 5:45 p.m., reports stated that the fire was 50% contained, which was good news.  A shelter was set up about 30 miles northwest of Silma, in Kiowa. Then, at 6:15 p.m. the evacuation order was lifted. It must have been a harrowing afternoon/evening for the small, quiet town.

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