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Jun 29, 2012 2:04 AM

Obama declares disaster in Colorado as fires burn

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for Colorado, releasing federal funds to help areas affected by two deadly and destructive wildfires.

Obama's declaration makes federal funds available for emergency protective measures for areas affected by the High Park fire in northern Colorado and the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs. Federal funds also are available for crisis counseling and disaster unemployment assistance for affected residents in El Paso and Larimer counties.

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