Air Force Academy fighting Black Forest Fire

8:32 AM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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COLORADO SPRINGS - The U.S. Air Force Academy has two fire engines out helping to fight the Black Forest Fire.

It's part of a mutual aid agreement put in place after 2012's Waldo Canyon Fire. They spent the past few months meeting with local fire departments and putting together a plan for wildfire season.

Air Force Academy Deputy Chief Ron Prettyman says the preparation helped when they showed up at the command post earlier this week.

"It was a very seamless effort to kind of mesh into the incident and start working right away," Prettyman said.

Academy Airfield officials have also set up a helicopter staging area for two Army CH-47 Chinooks and two UH-60 Black Hawks, which are assigned to Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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