Obama visits fire-hit Colorado

President Barack Obama has visited fire-damaged homes in Colorado after wildfires spread across the state.

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10,000 thought to be displaced by US wildfire

Firefighters working on the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs Credit: Reuters

About 10,000 people remained displaced by the largest wildfire in Colorado history today, a day after President Barack Obama visited the scene and called it a "major disaster".

Two bodies have been found so far according to reports, and police say fewer than 10 people may be unaccounted for. The victims names have not been released.


Second death confirmed in Colorado Springs wildfire

Reuters reports that authorities have found a second body in the debris of a burned-out home in Colorado Springs, marking the second fatality from a fierce wildfire in Colorado.

Police Chief Peter Carey released no further details about the victim, who becomes the sixth person killed this year in a Colorado wildfire season described by the governor as the worst in the state's history.

The discovery came on the same day that President Barack Obama visited the affected area.

Some 347 homes have also been destroyed by the wildfire.


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