A force of firefighters and equipment from the U.S. Forest Service were sent to Colorado to help fight the Wild Oak Fire.
Frank Mosbacher, a spokesman for the USFS, said that he was sent along with a national incident team to help combat the fire.
“We were sent to Boulder, Colo. We just left, we gave it back to Boulder County Fire,” he said. “I was dispatched to Laramie, Wyo., and we’re getting organized.”
Mosbacher was sent with “four engines, one bulldozer, six hand crews and 40 individuals with specialized fire management skills” to Colorado.
While there, the Eldorado Hotshots, a “highly-trained crew stationed up in Sly Park that can go anywhere in the nation,” met with President Obama on Friday during his visit to the fire.
He also had a message from Fire Management Officer Jay Kurth, who said that back home at the Eldorado National Forest, things were “in good shape.” Kurth said that “We still have six engines, one helicopter and five prevention” units. “We are well-equipped for the weekend, for the holiday.”
Mosbacher and another member of the team who specializes in resources and personnel were then sent to Wyoming, where a “fairly significant fire, about 1,000 acres,” is burning.
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