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Colorado Springs sending fire trucks, firefighters to battle wind-driven blaze west of Boulder

By: Chhun Sun
March 19, 2017 Updated: March 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm
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The Colorado Springs Fire Department is sending two brush trucks and seven firefighters to help battle the wind-driven Sunshine Fire that has burned about 60 acres west of Boulder, spokesman Capt. Steve Wilch said.

The two type-6 brush trucks will form a strike team along with three more trucks from other regional fire departments, Wilch said.

The fire, burning in the Sunshine Canyon area, was 20 percent contained, but was within a mile of downtown and had forced hundreds of residents in its path to evacuate, according to reports.

About 425 homes are under evacuation and another 800-plus homes have been given a pre-evacuation warning, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

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