Tanker 910, a DC-10, assists firefighters on the Buck Fire

Tanker 910 dropping on Buck fire
Tanker 910 dropping on Buck fire
Tanker 910 dropping on Buck fire. Still image from the ABC7 video.

The video below shows one of the two DC-10s, in this case Tanker 910, dropping on the Buck fire near Aguanga in southern California.

The Buck fire, near Sage Road between Lewis Valley Road and Buck Road, has burned 3,000 acres, destroyed 4 structures, and is 15 percent contained.

Resources on the fire include 50 engines, 13 hand crews, 11 air tankers, 7 helicopters, and 11 dozers.

More information on the Buck fire.

Another DC-10 video

Below is another video of a DC-10 dropping on a fire. This time it is from August 7 on the Lost Fire 20 Miles southeast of Eagleville, California. After the drop the camera pans over to see the BLM’s Folsom Lake Veteran’s Hand Crew as they clean up and hold a dozer line.

A couple of tips: after you click Play, then click on “Large Player” or “Full Screen” mode; and turn down the sound (there is a lot of wind noise on the microphone).

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.