Air Guard tankers from Colorado, other states activated to fight western wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle wildfires have been activated to fight wildfires in the western U.S.

The three large aircraft will be stationed in Fresno, California.

Currently the activation is scheduled to last one month but can be changed.

Lt. Col. Todd Davis of the 187th Airlift Squadron in Wyoming says the C-130 will fly as low as 150 feet above the ground while on wildfire missions.

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