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A UH-60 Black Hawk (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

A UH-60 Black Hawk (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska officials are sending a firefighting helicopter to Colorado to help that state battle raging wildfires near Colorado Springs.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says it received a request from Colorado for the help.

In response, Nebraska will send one Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, along with five crew members, equipped with a suspended bucket that will drop water on the fire.

The helicopter and crew are scheduled to arrive in Denver at noon Saturday.

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