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Overlays on a map show were fires are occurring. (credit: CBS)

Infrared Technology Aboard Planes Will Help Crews Fight Wildfires

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control offered a close look at the latest technology to fight wildfires on Monday.

09/15/2014

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

Colorado Buys Fire-Spotting Planes To Battle Fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

08/20/2014

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Colorado’s First Aerial Firefighting Fleet Is Born

Governor John Hickenlooper says it’s time to prepare for fighting fires and on Monday he signed a bill into law creating the state’s first aerial fire fleet.

05/12/2014

Hayman Fire

Colorado Senate Funds Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Colorado lawmakers agreed Wednesday to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster, a response to historic back-to-back wildfire seasons.

04/03/2014

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