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2 Wyoming air tankers in Boise to fight wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

The Air Expeditionary Group said Monday that two C-130's from the 153rd Airlift Wing were in place and ready to fight fires.

The planes are equipped with a large device called the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS. They can drop 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds.


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