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A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

Airborne Firefighting Training Delayed

The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. military’s annual airborne firefighting training using air drops in Wyoming has been delayed to the end of the week because of high winds.

04/30/2014

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

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