Thursday, September 9, 2010
Helicopters Help Battle Colorado Blaze
Local authorities have dispatched helicopters and fixed-wing air tankers to assist with efforts to contain a fire west of Boulder that started Monday and has quickly become the worst the state has seen, destroying more than 135 homes through Wednesday. The fire slowed yesterday due to light rain and lower temperatures, but officials—who estimate more than 500 firefighters and support staff are involved in the effort—anticipate that it may take days to contain the fire.
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