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rig is spec’d and comes
in, nobody is happy.
A look at how Boston
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Delivery to Monkey Island (OK)
Fire Protection District.
Using higher pressure to
liquid fires and wildfires.
ON JULY 22, a vegetation fire broke out along Interstate 14 in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles County, California, and quickly spread
in dry brush to become a major incident that would burn more than 10,000 acres a day for three days. The “Sand Fire” burned nearly 40,000
acres and destroyed 18 homes and damaged other structures, including a U.S. Forest Service fire station. More than 3,000 firefighters,
supported by air resources, battled the fire, only one of several major wildfires to burn in Southern California very early in the 2016 wildfire
season. This Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) 912 (DC- 10) was repeatedly used, along with other air tankers and helicopters, to help slow the
rate of fire spread by dropping its 11,600-gallon payload of fire retardant. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/ www.fire-image.com.)
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