Colorado Wildfires: President Obama Begins Visit
US President Barack Obama has toured neighbourhoods ravaged by a wildfire which drove tens of thousands of people from their homes in a Colorado city.
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.
The Waldo Canyon fire has destroyed 346 houses, making it the most destructive in the state’s history.
Mr Obama was met in Colorado Springs by Mayor Steve Bach, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Senator Mark Udall.
On Friday morning, officials said the fire was 15% contained and that favourable weather conditions helped firefighting crews make good progress overnight.
Incident commander Richard Harvey said there had been no perimeter growth of the fire, and no additional structures were lost or damaged.