Aviation

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 ...

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Photos: Portugal Wildfire

More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire  

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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 ...

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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

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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. ...

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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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States Turn to Drones to Predict Avalanches, Spot Wildfires

More and more agencies are using drones for a variety of tasks     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching ...

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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

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 ...

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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 Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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