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The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper: Governors Talk Regional Fire Fleet

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday there are initial talks with Western governors about sharing a regional aerial fleet to fight fires, although the idea is far from reality at the moment.

07/02/2013

A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

4 Military Air Tankers Moving From Colorado To Arizona

Four military firefighting planes are being moved to Arizona from Colorado.

07/02/2013

Copter4 flew over the Galena Fire west of Fort Collins on March 15, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Galena Fire A Reminder Of Need For Better Air Support

Cold air and snow moved over the Galena Fire area in Larimer County giving fire crews some relief on Sunday.

03/17/2013

Sen. Mark Udall at the meeting (credit: CBS)

Udall Meets With High Country Fire Chiefs To Prepare For Wildfire Season

One Colorado senator wants air tankers to be a more frequent sight during the wildfire season in Colorado and throughout the West, but as of right now, Washington red tape is holding it up.

02/10/2013

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

Military Considers Joining Fighting Wildfires Sooner

Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.

01/23/2013