A plane known all over the world for its fighting abilities has now made its way to Abilene. It will be at Abilene Aero, ready to respond to fire calls across the state. Coulson Aviation, the company that owns the aircraft, works year-round fighting fires in Texas, across the nation, and all over the world.
Texas A&M Forrest Service Public Information Officer Stuart Morris said hot and dry conditions have taken a toll on green landscapes, turning it into the perfect fuel for wildfires.
“Once our fuels or vegetation starts to reach that critical threshold, it’s very common for fires to, you know, very easy for them to start and become very resistant to control,” shared Morris.
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