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Southern California Wildfire Burns One Home

Southern California Wildfire Burns One Home

Homeowner criticizes firefighting efforts     CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft are dropping water and retardant on a wildfire that has burned at least one home in Southern California. Scott Mclean with the state's Department of Forestry and Fire...

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Over 300 Firefighters Battle Western Montana Wildfire

Over 300 Firefighters Battle Western Montana Wildfire

Fire has increased the demand for aviation fuel and materials     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — More than 300 firefighters battled three blazes in western Montana on Sunday, and Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency to allow truck drivers to work longer...

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Madrid Wildfire Burns Out of Control

Madrid Wildfire Burns Out of Control

Over 500 firefighters are battling the blaze     MADRID (AP) — A wildfire in hills near Madrid was contained but still not extinguished Monday after burning for four straight days, authorities said. More than 500 firefighters supported by 49 vehicles and 14...

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UAS PSD Maroon Fire

UAS PSD Maroon Fire

Drone use over the Coconino National Forest     Nate Wierwille - UAS PSD Maroon Fire This video is about UAS PSD on the Maroon Fire in the Coconino National Forest, AZ https://youtu.be/NzO_n6LgIqY

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Firefighters Step Up Efforts on Arizona Wildfire

Firefighters Step Up Efforts on Arizona Wildfire

Private drone caused fire aircraft to be grounded     CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke and driving delays were expected Monday as firefighters ramped up efforts to suppress a wildfire burning in the Coconino National Forest in east-central Arizona. Fire...

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Global 747 SuperTanker Ready for Wildfire Season

Global 747 SuperTanker Ready for Wildfire Season

World's largest tanker can drop 19,200 gallons in six seconds     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Global SuperTanker, the world's largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season. The Arizona Republic reports that the Boeing 747-400 series...

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Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

USFS and CAL FIRE team up for training     Stephanie Schmieding, ActionNewsNow REDDING, Calif. (ActionNewsNow) - Starting Monday, firefighters will learn how to supervise air attacks during a training in Redding. The U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service - Tahoe National Forest, on March 27, 2019. While...

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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) - Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on...

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AerSale to Build Next Aero Air/Erickson Aero Tanker

AerSale to Build Next Aero Air/Erickson Aero Tanker

The sixth such aircraft modification AerSale has completed at Goodyear     CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--AerSale®, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)...

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