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Wildfire Season

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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

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Fire Crews Preparing For Wildfire Season

Fire crews are on high alert this weekend after a brush fire in Aurora on Friday.

05/02/2014

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Firefighters Warming Up For Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is starting to heat up in Colorado, and firefighters are making sure they’re ready to go at any moment.

03/23/2014

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

Bill Calling For Wildfire Help From California Draws Contempt

Colorado lawmakers are already thinking about the next fire season and are now asking California for help to boost the state’s fleet if it’s needed.

03/18/2014

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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

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Udall Pushes For More Preemptive Action As Wildfire Concerns Grow

Summit County leaders met with Sen. Mark Udall in Frisco on Sunday to discuss the upcoming wildfire season.

02/09/2014

A 3-day wildfire drill in Summit County included all agencies. (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Drill Kicks Off Wildfire Season In Colorado’s High Country

Firefighters, EMTs, sheriff’s deputies and emergency management personnel gathered for a practice session this week in Summit County to prepare for wildfire season in Colorado.

05/01/2013

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