Colorado governor signs wildfire bills

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a package of bills to help the state fight wildfires.

Bills signed Thursday include a law that outlines government response to fires and another that allows counties to raise money to fight forest and prairie fires. A third measure requires local governments to sign agreements to fight fires.

Ritter says fires don't recognize government boundaries and the bills will help the state prevent blazes and plan for those that get out of control.

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