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Thornton Fire Department deploys crew to battle wildfires

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 11:01am MDT
City of Thornton Fire Department engine. (City of Thornton)

The Thornton Fire Department will be deploying a crew and engine to help support the battle against Colorado's wildfires. (City of Thornton)

With wildfires raging across much of the Colorado high country, nearly half of all available resources in the nation have been deployed to our state.  Today the City of Thornton said it would be lending a hand in the battle against these deadly and damaging fires.

The Thornton Fire Department will be joining the multijurisdictional effort and deploying a crew and fire engine to assist with the Flagstaff Fire burning west of Boulder.  The blaze started late Tuesday afternoon and forced the evacuation of more than two dozen homes.

While the fire is not the largest or most critical one in the state, by Thornton sending a crew it helps to free up other resources to battle other blazes like the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs.

ThorntonWeather.com offers our support for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us and others across the state.  We pray for your safety and success as we deal with this horrible summer of fire.

Update, 2:15pm, from the City of Thornton: “Fire fighters from the Thornton Fire Department mobilized to assist with the Flagstaff Fire in Boulder on June 26. A “Strike Team” from Thornton went to Boulder to provide assistance with structure protection. The Thornton Fire Department remains on standby to assist with any structure protection requested by agencies fighting the fires in Colorado.”

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