First mud of 2015 at Medford

T-44 at Medford
Tanker 44, a P2V, at Medford Air Tanker Base in Oregon, June 9, 2015. Photo by Harry Kelley, ODF.

The Air Tanker Base at Medford Oregon pumped their first loads of retardant in 2015, Tuesday, June 9.

Tankers 44 and 131 dropped on a fire across the state border on the Six Rivers National Forest in northwest California, while T-101 dropped water instead of retardant in the Soda Mountain Wilderness in southwest Oregon. Apparently the land managers did not want retardant in the wilderness area, or perhaps it was near a lake or a stream where they didn’t want the red stuff.

During the course of the last couple of days, Tankers 45 and 131 spent some time at Redding, California, T-105 worked a fire in Oregon, and CAL FIRE’s S-2Ts were busy in northern California.

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Harry and Jerry.

One thought on “First mud of 2015 at Medford”

  1. this interesting to me as yesterday,6/10/2015,i was listening to T-131 working a fire,but for some reason i could not find any information on the fire at all.and to say the S2Ts are busy is a bit of an understatement…not so much yesterday with the wet weather…but theyve been up everyday for a few weeks.

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