The CalWood Fire has burned over 9,000 acres.
Over the weekend, two new wildfires sparked in Boulder County, prompting a mandatory evacuation order for residents in the area of Jamestown and Ward.
As many residents in the area evacuate to one of the two check-in points in the area, one family decided to share their experience as they escaped from the CalWood Fire near their home.
Watch their terrifying journey in a video shared by Fox31 on Monday:
The video shows the family driving through a road covered in thick smoke and flames all along the way. In the video, the family describes the experience as "traumatic" as they're still feeling shocked.
Unfortunately, this family has lost their house to the fire. They were able to see it through a Facetime call with the sheriff. What used to be their home is now a pile of ashes.
As of Tuesday, 26 homes in the evacuation areas have been destroyed by the fires. The CalWood Fire has been contained about 17% and has burned 9,106 acres. Air support has been used extensively at the CalWood Fire and crews have monitored and extinguished spot fires that have flared up.
“The use of aerial assets was effective on both fires today as winds were diminished from the past two days. Higher elevation winds are expected at times over the next two days with the highest wind gusts of 35-45 mph occurring overnight tonight above 8000 feet. Engines will be out working on both fires throughout the night,” officials stated on inciweb.