President Joe Biden visited the Marshall fire disaster area in Boulder County on Friday. He met with people affected by last week's fire and offered brief remarks about available aid from the federal government.
One death has been confirmed as a result of the fire that tore through Boulder county last week, and about 1,000 homes were destroyed.
An investigation into the start of the most destructive fire in Colorado history is underway, and early indications show that firefighters lost crucial time in identifying the start of the fire because they were distracted by what they believed was a downed power line in the area and couldn't see the flames.
You can watch the President's remarks above or on our Facebook page.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect that the President's remarks have concluded.
More stories about the Boulder County Fires
- Boulder County fires: Where to find resources and how to help
- Boulder County firefighters lost crucial early minutes because they couldn’t find the start of the Marshall fire
- How the Boulder County fires contaminated water supplies in Superior and Louisville
- Why a fire scientist sees climate fingerprints on the suburban Boulder County fires
- ‘What was important was life’: Marshall fire evacuee recalls losing his house, and being saved by the community
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