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    Air Force Space Command in the fight against Colorado wildfires

    Air Force Space Command in the fight against Colorado wildfires

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, UNITED STATES

    06.13.2013

    Audio by Gregory Holmes and First name Last name

    50th Space Wing

    Radio News Story – Air Force Space Command in the fight against Colorado Wildfires
    Run Time - :59 seconds / MP3 format
    Reporter – Greg Holmes
    Submitted by 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

    INTRO:
    Air Force Space Command personnel are supporting local authorities, as wildfires burn along Colorado's Front Range. Greg Holmes has more from Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs.

    STORY:
    As of Thursday afternoon, five firefighting vehicles and 28 firefighting personnel from Buckley, Peterson, and Schriever Air Force Bases, and from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, are providing support to the Black Forest Fires.

    Current assets deployed from Buckley include a 5,000 gallon water truck with a two-person crew; Cheyenne Mountain AFS has a nine-person hand crew and a structural fire engine with one-person crew on hand; Peterson AFB is contributing to the fight with a six-man crew and a 5,000 gallon water truck.

    The eleven Fire and Emergency Service members from Cheyenne Mountain and Buckley who joined the regional firefighting efforts are "Red Card" certified to fight wild land fires.

    Schriever Air Force Base is providing a fire engine with a four-person crew deployed to the heart of fire-fighting efforts.

    El Paso County officials report that this is the most destructive fire in Colorado history.

    From Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, I’m Greg Holmes.


    TAG:
    360 homes have been destroyed and 15-thousand acres burned by the fire. Zero percent of the fire is contained.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 06.13.2013
    Date Posted: 06.13.2013 16:08
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 33730
    Filename: 1306/DOD_100837518.mp3
    Length: 00:00:58
    Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 
    Hometown: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US

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