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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Awarded Type-3 Helicoptor To Help Firefighters

Firefighters that have to deal with fires in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will have a new tool this year. The U.S. Forest Service said there will be a type 3 firefighting helicopter available, exclusively to them, from mid-June until mid-September.

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Blame Placed For 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots That Were Killed

A recent fire investigation points blame in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots that were killed in this years Arizona blaze.

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Pine Creek and Sheep Mountain Fires Burning in Larimer County

Ugh, we were all already complaining about the heat this week, but now the Coloradoan is reporting that there are two small wildfires burning in the Cherokee Park area of Larimer County.

Let's hope these things get put out quickly.

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Firefighters Battling Fires In Larimer County, West Of Pinewood Reservoir (Hells Canyon, Poll Hill)

Firefighters are battling TWO new blazes in Larimer County. The Denver Channel is reporting that "fire crews are responding to a fire in steep terrain, west of Pinewood Reservoir." The Larimer Sheriff announced via twitter that there are now two fires burning in the area.

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At Least 5 Wildfires Still Burning In Colorado

A number of wildfires continue to burn in Colorado. We have the latest.

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Discarded Cigarette Caused Sail Boat Fire Near Fort Collins

An improperly discarded cigarette caused the Sail Boat Fire that burned 1 1/2 acres on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir on Wednesday. Poudre Fire Authority was called to the fire in the 3300 block of South Centennial drive around 2 pm on Wednesday.

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Colorado Springs Police Officer Seeking PD Patches To Replace Son’s Burned Collection

The Black Forest Fire has done more damage in a week then we care to think about but when a fire destroys a home, the actual home is the last thing on someone's mind. Many things can be replaced, some can't and some need help replacing memories and futures.

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Colorado Broadcasters Association Ask Local Radio/TV Stations To Help Victims Of Colorado Wildfires

Colorado has again been hit hard with wildfires before the official arrival of Summer has even made it's way into the state. The worst of these fires is obviously the fire still burning in the Black Forest area outside Colorado Springs. This Thursday, we all will have a chance to help out no matter where you are.

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Statewide Wildfire Fundraiser Planned for Thursday

If you have sat around a table with friends or messaged each other in the last few weeks, surely someone has said "the whole state of Colorado seems to be on fire". Other comments probably include that it's only June, here we go again. It is true, it does seem like we have had our share of fires this year and the recovery is going to take a long time and a lot of money.

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There Are At Least Seven Wildfires Burning in Colorado [UPDATED 6/14/13 at 5:15 a.m.]

There are at least 7 wildfires burning across Colorado right now, including the Big Meadow Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fire danger is extremely high and it will be hot and dry again today over much of our state.

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More Information Released About Cause of Galena Fire [VIDEO]

It was reported a couple weeks ago that the 1300-plus-acre Galena Fire, West of Fort Collins, was caused by an accidental spark from an electric fence. Turns out, there's a little more to the story...

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Cause of Galena Fire West of Fort Collins Revealed

Luckily, the Galena Fire is now fully contained, and the cause of the blaze has been discovered.

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