Help from above

A helicopter drops water on a small brush fire just south of Silverton early Wednesday afternoon, while a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge maintenance car and passenger train wait. The small fire was quickly extinguished by the Silverton-San Juan Fire Department and the helicopter working for the railroad. And, within an hour, an afternoon downpour fell on Silverton helping to ease the fire danger. Enlarge photo

Mark Esper/Silverton Standard & the Miner

A helicopter drops water on a small brush fire just south of Silverton early Wednesday afternoon, while a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge maintenance car and passenger train wait. The small fire was quickly extinguished by the Silverton-San Juan Fire Department and the helicopter working for the railroad. And, within an hour, an afternoon downpour fell on Silverton helping to ease the fire danger.

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