The U.S. Forest Service has requested four Air Force C-130 Hercules air tankers equipped with MAFFS be activated to assist the civilian air tanker fleet.
Saturday was a busy day for firefighters in Colorado. Uncooperative weather helped grow the High Park from 75,537 to 81,190 by the end of the operational day.
Storms raged from Colorado Springs to Denver last night bringing in rain, thunderstorms, hail, flash flood warnings and tornadoes.
Remarks by the President at the commencement ceremony for the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.