Non-Stop Work For Air Tankers

By: Elyse Webb
By: Elyse Webb

With two fires still burning strong, it's been a busy couple of days for air tankers and crew members at the Grand Junction Inter-agency Air Base. There are about a dozen aircraft battling both fires.

Air tankers keep rolling in, one after the other, all day long. With the intensity and severity of the New Castle fire, dozens of homes are in danger. Several air tankers, helicopters, smoke jumpers and leap planes have been called in from around the U.S. to help out.

Some of the air tankers did up to 12 loads of slurry. That's 12 loads of nearly 25 hundred gallons of retardant.

To put a stop to these fires, firefighters are working overtime- to say the least.

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