Firefighters rescue residents in deadly Colo. floods

Led by the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department’s swift water rescue team, the local first responders assisted in the disaster zone from Friday morning through Sunday night


Aspen Daily News

BOULDER, Colo. — A team of valley firefighters evacuated stranded residents and pets near Boulder during three days of rescue missions, as historic floods tore apart the Front Range over the weekend.

Led by the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department’s swift water rescue team, the local first responders assisted in the disaster zone from Friday morning through Sunday night.

“That was much more devastation than I’ve ever seen,” deputy fire chief David “Wabs” Walbert said Monday. “This was just total destruction.” The widespread floods are believed to have destroyed upwards of 1,500 homes and vast swaths of roads and bridges across the Front Range.

Full story: Local firefighters rescue residents in deadly Boulder floods

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