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Colorado Sends Equipment To Texas To Help With Wildfires

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Firefighting helicopters dump water and flame retardant after loading up with water from a pond at Lost Pines Golf Club as they fight a fire in Bastrop State Park September 6, 2011 in Bastrop, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Firefighting helicopters dump water and flame retardant after loading up with water from a pond at Lost Pines Golf Club as they fight a fire in Bastrop State Park September 6, 2011 in Bastrop, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado is sending equipment to Texas to help battle the wildfires that have devoured nearly 1,400 homes.

Six C-130 aircraft equipped with fire fighting systems are on their way.

Four of them flew out from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

They will be used in the air attack against the fires.

This is the worst wildfire season in Texas’ history. Four people were killed and thousands were evacuated.

Since December, local and state firefighters in Texas have responded to more than 20,000 wildfires that have burned more than 3.5 million acres.

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