DHAKA: Hundreds of firefighters have joined efforts to tackle two of the biggest ever wildfires in the US states of Colorado and New Mexico.
The Colorado blaze shrouded the state capital, Denver, some 60 miles (100km) away in smoke on Tuesday.
A woman has died in the blaze, which has burned about 43,000 acres (68 sq miles) and is still growing.
A huge fire is also burning in New Mexico - one of a total of 19 fires in nine drought-stricken western states.
The Larimer County Sheriff`s Office said on Monday that one person had died in Colorado, after investigators found remains in a home that had been burned in the fire.
Although the remains have not been conclusively identified, the family of Linda Steadman, 62, has issued a statement saying she died in a cabin that she loved.
They reported her missing after the fire started on Saturday, sheriff`s officials said.
BDST: 1137 HRS, JUN 13, 2012
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