Two Air Force Reserve firefighting planes have been sent to California to battle wildfires raging there.
The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. military’s annual airborne firefighting training using air drops in Wyoming has been delayed to the end of the week because of high winds.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday there are initial talks with Western governors about sharing a regional aerial fleet to fight fires, although the idea is far from reality at the moment.
Four military firefighting planes are being moved to Arizona from Colorado.
Cold air and snow moved over the Galena Fire area in Larimer County giving fire crews some relief on Sunday.
One Colorado senator wants air tankers to be a more frequent sight during the wildfire season in Colorado and throughout the West, but as of right now, Washington red tape is holding it up.
Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.