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Much-Needed Rain Helps Colorado Firefighters


A bit of good news for Colorado. Yesterday, firefighters battling wildfires there got a boost from some much-needed rain.


The fires and drought conditions in the state prompted a firework ban for this 4th of July holiday. But an exception was made last night in Denver, where a giant crowd gathered to watch fireworks and applaud the efforts of those fighting to contain the fires.

DENISE PLANT: We want to say thank you so much for all of the amazing firefighters and the emergency personnel who have worked so hard to save lives and protect our community.


WERTHEIMER: That was emcee Denise Plant. Organizers asked the audience for donations to help with wildfire relief efforts. Before the fireworks, the Colorado symphony played patriotic songs: Irving Berlin and John Phillips Sousa.

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