Iowans help battle Colorado wildfire


Firefighters working in Colorado. Photo by USDAgov, Flickr.

As the Colorado wildfire continues, Iowans offer a helping hand.

According to their Twitter account, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has sent two fire engines and two firefighting crews (eight firefighters in total) to help contain the Colorado wildfires.

There are another 20 Iowa firefighters ready to leave for Colorado if needed.

Read more from KCCI here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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