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Colorado wildfires: President Obama declares disaster

29 June 2012 Last updated at 22:36 BST

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Colorado to visit neighbourhoods where wildfires have forced tens of thousands from their homes.

The visit comes after Mr Obama issued a disaster declaration, allowing federal funds to be used to combat the blaze.

One person was declared dead after human remains were found in a burned-out home in Colorado Springs.

Jonny Dymond reports.