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U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet will accompany President Joe Biden today on his visit to see the Marshall Fire damage firsthand. The senators will travel with President Biden on Air Force One before touring fire damage and visiting with survivors.

“The Marshall Fire survivors need our help right now and I’m thankful President Biden acted quickly,” said Hickenlooper. “Rebuilding will be tough, but we’re here for the people of Boulder County every step of the way.”

“I’m grateful that President Biden is coming to Colorado to survey the damage from the Marshall Fire and meet with those who have been affected,” said Bennet. “Coloradans are resilient, and with the full support of the federal government and everyone working together, I know we will build back stronger than before.”

Last week the Marshall Fire destroyed 1,084 homes and businesses in Boulder County, and displaced thousands of Coloradans. At the senators’ request, President Biden quickly approved a Major Disaster Declaration to expedite federal assistance with housing and other immediate needs.

Click here for information on resources available to impacted Coloradans and ways to help.

Feature image: Marshall fire image of the new Marriott Bonvoy Element Hotel, which was completely destroyed in the fire. Image courtesy of Boulder Daily Camera.