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Reports of air tanker crash south of Estes Park being investigated – The Denver Post

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are investigating reports of a single engine air tanker crash that happened south of Estes Park Tuesday evening.

The sheriff’s office is currently searching the area of the downed plane.

It has not yet been confirmed if the plan involved was fighting the Kruger Rock fire.

According to Denver7, a crew member on the ground confirmed a plane is down and responders are trying to figure out how to get to it’s location.

Conor Cahill, a spokesperson for Gov. Jared Polis’ office, released the following statement to Denver7:

“Our prayers are with the pilot, their family, their aviation family and the firefighting community.”

Rep. Joe Neguse also released a statement on the air tanker crash: “Keeping the brave pilot and his family in my thoughts and prayers — and all of the brave first responders and firefighters protecting Estes Park and our entire community.”

This story will continue to be updated. 

The Denver Channel has contributed to this report

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