Supporters of a plan to bring Colorado its own fleet of firefighting air tankers are continuing efforts to make that plan a reality.
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.
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.