Officials in Boulder, Colorado have urged around 19,000 residents to evacuate as wildfires reach residential areas.
At least two people are missing after a wildfire tore through several Colorado towns and quickly destroyed entire neighborhoods.
At least six people injured and close to 600 homes were feared destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths in the aftermath of the blazes that erupted outside Denver.
Wind-fuelled fires prompt evacuation orders for more than 30,000 residents in two towns just east of the Rockies near Colorado state's Denver city, authorities say.
Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge backed by National Rifle Association to New York state's restrictions on people carrying concealed handguns outside the home.
New measures include plans for the Justice Department to crack down on self-assembled "ghost guns," and make "stabilising braces" subject to registration under the National Firearms Act.
With right-wing militia group the Proud Boys also among those attending the Trump supporters' rally, a large security presence was deployed to prevent clashes with anti-Trump events outside the Supreme Court.
Pilot killed, dozens of homes reduced to ash as US state reports hundreds of fires, including 23 major fires or groups of fires that officials blame on "extraordinary weather" and "lightning strikes."
The investigation into the death of 23-year-old black man will be thorough and “worthy of public trust and confidence in the criminal justice system”, Colorado's attorney general said in a statement.
The African-American youth was killed last year in August but none of the officers involved have been punished. Authorities in Aurora in the US state of Colorado are looking at ways of launching an inquiry.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana and Tennessee were set to join several other states in reopening businesses without the means to screen systematically for infected people who may be contagious but asymptomatic.
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