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.