Air Tankers

Wildfire Air Tankers
6:11 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Western US Faces Air Tanker Shortage

As wildfires continue to burn in the West, the U-S Forest Service is going to battle this summer with fewer air tankers. The number of planes that drop retardant on fires has shrunk significantly over the last 12 years. From Boise, Scott Graf has more now on what led to the shortage, and what’s being done to fix it.

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