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Gardner Calls on Forest Service to send More Resources to Fight High Park Fire

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Location: Fort Collins, CO

As the High Park Fire continues to spread through Larimer County, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) is asking the United States Forest Service (USFS) for additional resources and assistance.

"We cannot stress enough the high concern for this fire - emergency personnel believe the High Park Fire is a perfect storm of conditions and location. There is no time for delay. In particular, the need for air resources is dire," Gardner wrote in a letter to USFS Chief Tom Tidwell.

Gardner emphasizes in his letter that the state's recent drought conditions, steep terrain and beetle-killed trees are all factors adding fuel to the fire. The Congressman will be attending the 8pm briefing at the fire command center in Laporte and has made his staff available to the USFS should they have any questions or need assistance regarding his request for more resources.

The letter was signed by all members of Colorado's U.S. House delegation.


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