Colorado wildfire: Two people remain missing and presumed dead


Two people remain missing after a devastating wildfire hit the central US state of Colorado.


One of the missing was a 91-year-old woman whose family had been trapped by the incoming flames, local media say.


The blaze swept through several towns, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing thousands of people to flee.


Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle had said it was unlikely any of the missing would be found alive. But one person had now been found safe and well.


The wildfire burned 6,000 acres across Boulder County, destroying at least 1,000 homes and businesses. It started under unusually dry conditions and came under control in part because of snowfall.


More than 10 inches (25cm) of snow has fallen on the Boulder area and is now hampering efforts to find those missing.

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