A view of the Whiskey Complex wildfire in southwest Idaho is seen July 18. (U.S. Forest Service / AP)
CHEYENNE, WYO. — Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
The Air Expeditionary Group said Monday that two C-130ís from the 153rd Airlift Wing were in place and ready to fight fires.
The planes are equipped with a large device called the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS. They can drop 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds.