Firefighting aircraft at the Range Fire in California

Range Fire air tanker
Air tanker 66 on the Range Fire, August 27, 2016. Photo by Trey Spooner.

We have some excellent photos of aircraft that worked the Range Fire on August 27 six miles east of Arvin, California — thanks to Trey Spooner and the Kern County Fire Department. The fire burned 518 acres and is 100 percent contained.

Kern County’s Helicopter 408, a Bell UH-1H, made 81 water drops at the fire on August 26.

H-408 Range Fire
H-408 on the Range Fire, August 26, 2016. Trey Spooner photo.
Range Fire air tanker
Air tanker 66 on the Range Fire, August 27, 2016. Photo by Trey Spooner.
Range Fire air tanker
Air tanker 12 on the Range Fire, August 27, 2016. Photo by Kern County Fire Department.

2 thoughts on “Firefighting aircraft at the Range Fire in California”

  1. Cal Fire (CDF) pioneered in addition to the DC 10 program, Martin Mars, heavy lift helicopters with 2000 gallon bucket, the military helicopter manger program and contracting two Dc 7s knows what works. If you are on a Cal Fire contract there isn’t any need to go look for work outside the State. Just a guess 100 to 150 hours each on the “7”s so far this season? Dougs don’t Die (too corny)

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