A Delicate Aerial Ballet

Ground crews fought the Saddle Butte Fire with support from the sky, which turns out to be a complicated endeavor.

As the Saddle Butte Fire burned on East Gros Ventre Butte Sunday, what has since been called an aerial ballet took place in the sky.

A dozen different aircraft flew around, providing one another aerial support and direction, as well as dropping water and fire retardant to support ground crews.

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