COLORADO SPRINGS (CBS4) – Fire departments from across Colorado are lending a hand to beleaguered Colorado Springs firefighters, assisting with the raging Waldo Canyon Fire.

The Denver Fire Department sent 21 firefighters to Colorado Springs on Tuesday. They are returning to Denver Wednesday on an RTD bus, according to a Denver fire department spokesperson.

The Golden Fire Department sent one engine and four firefighters to assist with the Waldo blaze. South Metro Fire sent two rigs to Colorado Springs with a total of eight firefighters.

One of the crews was being used to cover a Colorado Springs fire station so local Colorado Springs firefighters could assist with the wildfire. A second South Metro crew and brush truck are working on the Waldo fire lines.

Aurora fire told CBS4 it has three rigs and 12 people standing by, prepared to head to Colorado Springs.

Englewood fire is also waiting to hear what assistance it can provide to Colorado Springs.

“We’ll send what we can,” an Englewood spokesman said.

– Written by Brian Maass for

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