28 June 2012 11:48 | By Antony Bennison
A week of wild weather

Fighting the Colorado wildfire

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Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump water from a Bambi bucket onto flames of the High Park fire west of Fort Collins. The blaze, which started on 9 June, was caused by a lightning strike and has torched over 65,000 acres to date. The Colorado wildfire that is the state's most destructive on record and has continued to rage dangerously close to a residential subdivision as winds stoked the flames, fire officials said.


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