Apr 13, 2011 2:49 PM by Greg Boyce

Corrections Department uses inmates to fight fire

About a hundred firefighters are aiding the effort to contain a wildfire near Las Animas.  They come mostly from southern Colorado counties around Las Animas.

But about 20 of them are inmates from the Colorado Department of Corrections.  They're called the Juniper Valley team and they come from the Buena Vista Correctional Facility.

They are said to be low risk inmates who are well trained in fire control.


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