About 200 firefighters battled the blaze, which destroyed nearly 1.000 homes to prevent it from spreading, but authorities cautioned Tuesday that gusty winds, expected from a blizzard, could lead to wildfires in the area around the fire zone between Denver and Boulder.

Results of a preliminary search for the cause of the fire and even a progress report could take days if not weeks, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said on Monday.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are focusing on some area around Boulder where a passerby took a video of a burning shed on the day the fire broke out, Pelle said.

Two people remain missing on Tuesday and crews are searching the places where they spent time with small tools for remains.

Although the flames have subsided in recent days and were no longer deemed a threat due to a blizzard last weekend, firefighters went door-to-door searching for any possible blaze that erupted before expected wind speeds of 30 mph with gusts to 60 miles an hour can be reached, Boyd said.

Standing at the side of the road was a line of burnt houses.

Crews had been searching for a woman and a man from the nearby community of Marshall while searching for the missing.

Among the houses that were still intact, service crews went door to door to verify that the natural gas and power could be safely restored.


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Boulder County, Colorado

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George C. Marshall

George Catlett Marshall Jr. was an American soldier and statesman. He rose through the United States Army to become Chief of Staff under presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, (wikipedia)