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Cal Fire’s Aerial Defense More Vital This Fire Season Than Ever Before

Cal Fire already has its hands full and we haven’t even reached the peak fire summer months. What helps those thousands of ground crews is the growing armada of aircraft, both state-owned and contractors, who risk life and limb to stop 95% of wildfires before consuming 10 acres or more.

For more than a half century, Cal Fire’s firefighting air force has been critical in the fight against wildfires. But never more important than it will be this year. McClellan Field, just north of Sacramento, is Cal Fire’s central maintenance base to the largest firefighting air force on Earth.

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