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Texas Fires Situation Report

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Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 22 new fires for 7,544 acres, including 10 new large fires. In the past seven days Texas Forest Service has responded to 181 fires for 118,413 acres.

10 Tanker to Texas

10 Tanker, the converted commercial DC-10 air tanker has been called to assist the state of Texas in suppressing the devastating wildfires plaguing the state. 10 Tanker delivers a 12,000 gallon payload

Cal Fire Chief Endorses DC-10 Supertanker

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In a recent edition of his Chief’s memo California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ruben Grijalva discusses in detail why he signed a three year contract for use of the DC-10 Supertanker, Tanker 910. The Chief writes at length why he supports this all important firefighting weapon. Here are a few key highlights […]

10 Tanker Gets Wings Clipped

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This article describes the current status of this all important firefighting tool. “The plane, which has shown to be effective fighting large wildland fires, encountered a mishap while fighting the White Fire near Tehachapi on Monday. After hitting severe turbulence, it descended rapidly but the crew was able to recover after hitting some trees by […]