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USAF Drops 50,000 Plus Gallons Of Retardant On Colorado Fires

June 29, 2013

MAFFs Aircraft Conduct 18 Sorties Tuesday In The Effort More than 50,000 gallons of fire retardant was dropped by Air Force aerial firefighting aircraft June 25 on wildland fires burning throughout Colorado's West Fork Complex. Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s from both the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard performed 18 drops against the wildfires, releasing 52,650 gallons along mountain ridgelines and near homes throughout affected residential areas.

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