Colorado Air Force Reserve Takes To The Skies For Wildfire Training

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Air Force Reserve will be taking part in wildfire training. The training starts at the Jeffco Airtanker Base on Monday.

    Crews will be flying C-130s to the nearby Arapaho, Roosevelt, and Pike National Forests to conduct water drops. The aircraft will likely be seen from the Denver metro area. The C-130s are equipped to drop up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant in less than 10 seconds. They are only activated when all commercial air tankers are already in use.

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