Gary Sinise, who is well known for his role as Lieutenant Dan in the movie “Forrest Gump,” has made a large donation to help first responders who rescued people and fought the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs.
Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey choked back tears on Tuesday while accepting the nearly $60,000 check he said his department desperately needs.
According to KKTV-TV, the largely volunteer fire department lost many expensive pieces of equipment, including radios and fire hoses. Those will all be replaced.
The money comes from the Gary Sinise Foundation. Sinise sent a video message saying he was happy to help out.
The fire in June killed two people and burned about 22 square acres. The cause is still being investigated.
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