Wildfires rage, Feds say they don’t have the resources to do the job… then bar State Helicopters From Fighting Fires On Federal Land | MTPR

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“”Earlier in the summer, we were in Kalispell with our aircraft, and watched the smoke column on the North Fork fire build for 4 hours before they were able to get a U.S.F.S. contracted helicopter on that. And we would have been up and over to the fire in 30 minutes, so that’s three-and-a-half hours of fire,” Tubbs says.”

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