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.