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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