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High Fire Danger Wednesday

Fallen Firefighters Remembered

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More than 52-hundred people battling wildfires in five states including Colorado will pause to remember their fallen comrades tomorrow.

Firefighters will also take 30 minutes to review safety. The briefing comes on the eighth anniversary of the deaths of 14 firefighters on Storm King Mountain near Glenwood Springs.

Incident commanders are being told to review the lessons learned from that fire and other tragedies. They will talk about fatigue, extreme fire behavior indicators and complex aviation operations.

Six firefighters have died in Colorado this season. Five were killed last month in a van crash on Interstate 70 en route to the Hayman fire.

Alan Wyatt died earlier this week when a tree fell on him at the Missionary Ridge fire.


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