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VIDEO: Type 1 Helicopter Fighting Estes Park Fire


Update 06/24/2012 8:17am

The fire has been described as being in the 'mop up' stage. No official cause has been released on the fire. More details can be found at themorning update on the Estes Park fire.


User kmwilson383 uploaded this video to YouTube showing a type 1 heavy chopper, a skycrane, picking up water to drop on the Estes Park Fire, also called the Woodland Heights Fire.

According to scanner traffic Saturday evening, the cause of the fire is suspected to be human. Possibly by trash being burned. 21 structures have been confirmed lost by fire officials at the evacuee meeting held on Saturday evening at Estes Park High School.

More updates to follow. Our live blog/storify of Saturday's fire in Estes Park can be found here.

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