Photos: DC-10 drops retardant on the Wallow fire

DC-10, 6-11-2011

DC-10 air tanker, 6-11-2011
Air Tanker 911, a DC-10, drops retardant on the Wallow fire to reinforce the fireline above Greer, AZ, 6-11-2011. Photo by Jayson Coil. Credit: US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Air Tanker 911, a DC-10 that can carry up to 11,000 gallons of retardant, made two sorties Saturday to the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona.

DC-10 air tanker, 6-11-2011
Air Tanker 911, a DC-10, drops retardant on the Wallow fire to reinforce the fireline above Greer, AZ, 6-11-2011. Photo by Jayson Coil. Credit: US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

And as a bonus, since you scrolled down this far, below are two more photos (non-DC-10) taken by Jason Coil on June 8, 2011. Credit: US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.


Have you heard the phrase “Great Balls of Fire “?

Wallow fire ball of flames, 6-8-2011

Wallow fire helicopter dipping 6-8-2011

 

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+