A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

Colorado Military Firefighting Plane Going To Idaho

A military firefighting plane from Colorado will help battle wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest.


A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

4 Military Air Tankers Moving From Colorado To Arizona

Four military firefighting planes are being moved to Arizona from Colorado.


PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - A Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing prepares for take-off at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 16. The aircraft is one of two MAFFS-equipped aircraft assigned to assist the Mexican government in fighting wildland fires in Northern Mexico. The MAFFS unit, which is owned and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, is a pressurized self-contained firefighting system designed for installation in C-130 aircraft without structural modifications to the aircraft.  The system is designed to air-drop fire-retardant chemicals onto wildfires.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher)

Colorado Sends Cargo Planes To Help Mexico Fight Fires

Two specially equipped U.S. Air Force cargo planes left Colorado on Saturday to help battle wildfires in northern Mexico.