You may not have heard of Vine. It’s a new social media/networking site that allows you to upload six-second videos, which then keep repeating, forever I guess. That’s about all I know about it. But check out this video of one of the DC-10 air tankers taking off at Mesa Gateway en route to the Doce Fire, which grew from zero to 5,000 acres Tuesday afternoon. When you go to the site you may have to click on the image to start the video.
That video and this one showing Tanker 910 taxiing at Mesa Gateway were shot by Jason Volentine, of KTVK 3TV News in Phoenix, AZ.
Both DC-10s were working the Doce Fire today out of Mesa Gateway. That must have kept the workers at the tanker base busy.
More information about the the Doce Fire is at Wildfire Today.