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KUSA- Several Colorado state lawmakers are making a push to get Colorado its own aerial firefighting fleet.

Republican State Senator Steve King along with Senate President Morgan Carroll and Senator Minority leader Bill Cadman are sponsoring Senate Bill 14-164.

It's a bipartisan effort that would give Colorado its own fleet of helicopters and planes to fight fires.

Senator King is hosting an open house on Wednesday to show off a customized Sikorsky S76B helicopter and a new USFS C-130 Hercules Next Generation Airtanker.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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