With San Diego now experiencing a continuous fire season, San Diego Gas & Electric announced Wednesday it has contracted for year-round use of a giant Erickson Aircrane helicopter tanker. See Times of San Diego for more.
Facing challenging fire seasons in San Diego County, the Erickson Aircrane has been a valuable firefighting tool in San Diego County over the years – it can be anywhere in the region within minutes and is equipped to handle large-scale fires. Read the full article and watch the video at 10-News in San Diego
“A wall of flame” hit the western part of the city, an area where around 5,000 people live. “For the most part, west Redding is on fire,” one official said. Early in this NBC News video, you can see an Erickson Aircrane put out the fire on a burning house right behind Miguel Almaguer, the… Read more
More than 300 firefighters, five aircraft and two helicopters have been mobilized to tackle the devastating fire in Greece. At least 74 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after wildfires swept through a small resort town near Athens, with huge flames trapping families with children as they fled. Read the full article… Read more
Firefighters diligently tackle the Spring Fire, the monstrous blaze that has consumed over 100,000 acres of land between Fort Garland and La Veta, Colorado. Crews — numbering 1,805 total personnel — are working to complete containment of fire, mop up, and repair areas impacted by fire suppression activities. Read the full article in the Pueblo… Read more