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Ironwood Hotshots sent to help fight Colorado wildfire

Ironwood Hotshots sent to help fight Colorado wildfire

CREATED Mar 28, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Northwest Fire District's Ironwood Hotshot crew has been dispatched to the Denver area to assist a multi-state effort to control a raging wildfire.

According to Adam Goldberg, the crew departed around 4:00 a.m. and will be joining forces with several other hotshot teams from the Southwest who are responding to the “Lower North Fork” fire 25 miles southwest of Denver.

The crew will be at the wildfire a minimum of 14-days.

This fire is estimated at 4,500 acres and has burned 23 homes and claimed the lives of an elderly couple.