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Aircraft staged in Colorado Springs help fight state's fires

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COLORADO SPRINGS -

The latest wildfire to force evacuations in Colorado required a familiar response Tuesday.

The Buffalo Mountain Fire began in Summit County near Silverthorne around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The fire is burning at the bottom of Buffalo Mountain and close to a pair of subdivisions.

Summit Fire & EMS Chief Jeff Berino said firefighters did not directly attack the flames due to safety concerns.

"The fire grew extremely rapidly. As a result, we called in an aggressive air attack," Berino said.

As the second alarm rang, Berino and other incident management staff called for air resources almost immediately.