LOUISVILLE, Colo. (KDVR) — Louisville could have passed as a war zone on Friday morning, as flames still lingered in what used to be garages, bedrooms and basements of residents’ homes.

Over 100 mile-an-hour winds stoked sparks that officials believe were caused by a downed powerline Thursday morning, leading to the most destructive fire in Colorado history. Louisville and Superior residents were told to evacuate with no time to spare.

As the smoke clears, a neighborhood in Louisville lies in ashes, resembling the aftermath of a bombing. While many homes are now reduced to rubble, others still stand, remaining perfectly intact. The overall feeling is eerie.

FOX31 reporter Dan Daru describes the scene “as if a bomb hit.” The neighborhood smelled like a fireworks show, with flames still burning what little is left of someone’s Mercedes-Benz van.

The Marshall Fire burned hot and quick through the neighborhood, choosing some houses to burn, others to spare. It is a testament to the unforeseeable future of the families who lost their homes.

FOX31 will continue coverage throughout the day Friday, with live footage of the fallout from the Marshall fire.

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