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Lost horse wanders up to High Park firefighter

4:12 PM, Jun 13, 2012   |    comments
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This horse walked up to one of the wild land fire engines from Boulder County that is working the High Park Fire. We're told this happens frequently in fires like this. Livestock are loose and approach the firefighters.

Up at the High Park Fire in Larimer County, a wildland engine was sent up to help fight the fire along with the Boulder Fire Department wildland crew. When patrolling on Wednesday, a horse walked up to one of the engines.

This happens frequently when livestock are loose in fires.

"What we normally do is make sure the animal caretakers who are assigned to these fires are notified, and we help them get the livestock out - so this horse would have been transported to one of the large-animal centers designated for the High Park Fire," Kim Kobel, Boulder County spokesperson, said.

Ashley Guerra contributed to this report.

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