Firefighting tankers spread thin

Firefighting tankers spread thin

Aging fleet under increased demand as climate change extends fire season
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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.
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Cliff Vancura/Durango Herald
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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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