Helicopter Crash Injures Four

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities now have confirmed four people were injured when a helicopter fighting a fire in southwestern Colorado crashed Monday afternoon.

Fire information officer Roger Condie says there were no fatalities in the accident.

Larry Helmerick of the Rocky Mountain Coordination Center says the Bell 206 helicopter was making an initial attack on a wildfire about 15 miles west of Saguache when it crashed at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The helicopter was fighting a new wildfire about 130 miles southwest of Denver. Helmerick says he didn't know how large the fire was or when it started.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and a team from the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, were en route to the site.

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