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Colorado Lawmaker Asking California For Help With Wildfire Air Support

A Colorado lawmaker will travel to California on Monday to ask for help with air support while fighting wildfires.

03/17/2014

An air tanker drops slurry over the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS4)

Gov. Hickenlooper Working To Bring Permanent Aerial Firefighting Fleet To West

Colorado is one of the most active states for wildfires in the U.S. for the beginning of July. That has prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper to take action.

07/03/2013

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Aerial Firefighting Teams Responding Quickly To New Fires

When the Lime Gulch Fire flared up on Wednesday afternoon it seemed like there were helicopters doing bucket drops on the fire and C-130s releasing slurry almost immediately.

06/20/2013

An air tanker drops slurry (credit: CBS)

State Tanker Fleet? Wildfires Continue Debate

Colorado lawmakers passed several bills this year to prepare for future fire seasons.

06/12/2013

A heavy tanker (credit: Andrea Lopez)

Forest Service Fallout With Company Could Ground Air Tankers

Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn’t ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires.

05/21/2013

An air tanker drops slurry (credit: CBS)

Colorado Firefighting Fleet Moves Forward In Senate

The Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.

04/24/2013

An air tanker drops slurry (credit: CBS)

Colorado Closer To Having Own Air Tanker Fleet

Colorado is a step closer to having its own fleet of air tankers. A state Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday that could dramatically change how the state fights wildfires.

04/11/2013

CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd demonstrates ads on the tails of air tankers (credit: CBS4)

State Lawmakers Plan To Build Colorado’s Own Firefighting Fleet

Lawmakers in Colorado don’t want to rely on the federal government to provide a firefighting fleet from the air. They want the state to have their own resources when it comes to fighting wildfires.

03/27/2013

An image from the Waldo Canyon Fire (credit: CBS)

2 Lawmakers Want Colorado To Have Its Own Wildfire-Fighting Planes

A plan that could dramatically improve wildfire fights in colorado calls for the state to have its own fleet of air tankers.

03/15/2013

Diana Webb took this photo on June 26 when the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded.

Colorado Officials Continue To Ask For Money For Wildfire Repair

Colorado’s elected officials are still begging for money to help repair the damage from last year’s wildfires.

02/24/2013

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