"Biden To Tour Damage From Colorado's Most Destructive Wildfire"

"WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden was due to visit Colorado on Friday to view the devastation left by a rare, winter wildfire that ravaged two Denver-area towns last week, displacing thousands of residents.

Two people were missing and feared dead after the wind-driven Marshall Fire, the most destructive in the state's history, incinerated more than 1,000 homes on Dec. 30-31. Human remains believed to belong to one of the missing were recovered on Wednesday.

The prairie grass fire in Boulder County, on the northern outskirts of the Denver metropolitan area, scorched over 6,000 acres in about two hours, officials said, with flames at times devouring football field-size stretches of drought-parched landscape in seconds."

Trevor Hunnicutt reports for Reuters January 7, 2022.

Source: Reuters, 01/07/2022