CO Lawmakers Consider State Firefighting Fleet

The state of Colorado is consider establishing its own wildland firefighting fleet.

After last year’s devastating wildfire season, state lawmakers are hearing a proposal for a a new division that would have the power to buy or lease firefighting aircraft, according to a report from the Associated Press (

The deadly Waldo Canyon Fire caused extreme damage last year, destroying more than 340 homes around Colorado Springs.

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For more on the state’s wildfire woes, consider  City of Colorado Springs Preparedness Efforts Highlighted During Waldo Canyon Fire , Tapes Showed Waldo Canyon Fire Evacuations Delayed Two Hours, Volunteer Firefighter Reflects on Waldo Canyon Fire , and Couple Killed in Waldo County Fire Not Registered For Emergency Call.

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