Aerial Firefighters in Idaho Drop Retardant to Mitigate Spread of Wildfires

StoryfulWeatherPublished: September 8, 2017
Published: September 8, 2017

Firefighters in Idaho have been using retardant to contain the flames and smoke rising from several blazes currently burning in the eastern parts of the state, as well as in neighboring states Montana and Oregon. In this video, uploaded on September 6 and taken by a firefighter based in Boise, a plane is seen navigating through smoky skies and releasing retardant into the air. While there is currently no wildfire burning in Boise, the capital city has been heavily affected by smoke, causing air quality to fall into the “very unhealthy” category, according to a report from local media KTVB. According to Idaho Statesman, more than 81 fires have scorched over 1.4 million across across nine northwestern states, and more than 26,000 people in the region have been employed to fight the flames. Credit: Instagram/tactical_athlete36 via Storyful

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