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Colorado Wildland Fire Academy students file down a mountain road outside Gunnison on Friday after a morning of learning to dig fire lines.

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Gearing up for fire season

Responders, officials attend incident management training

As wildfire season bears down on the Western Slope, more than 700 people from Colorado and 24 other states attended the Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy at Western State College last week, including several Yampa Valley officials.

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