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Firefighting tankers spread thin

Aging fleet under increased demand as climate change extends fire season
The U.S. Forest Service is struggling to field enough air tankers to meet firefighting needs during a time when fire seasons seem to be getting worse.
Cliff Vancura/Durango Herald
After crashes and tankers were pulled for safety, the U.S. National Forest Service fielded only 11 air tankers during the 2012 fire season.

Firefighting tankers spread thin

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The U.S. Forest Service is struggling to field enough air tankers to meet firefighting needs during a time when fire seasons seem to be getting worse.
Cliff Vancura/Durango Herald
After crashes and tankers were pulled for safety, the U.S. National Forest Service fielded only 11 air tankers during the 2012 fire season.
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