Firefighting Planes and Helicopters Tackle California's Holy Fire

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 11, 2018Updated: August 12, 2018
Published: August 11, 2018Updated: August 12, 2018

Firefighters employed 12 fixed-wing aircraft and 14 helicopters to quench, cool and corral California’s Holy Fire to 29 percent containment on Saturday, August 11. The wildfire burning in the Cleveland National Forest to the west of Los Angeles has already burned through 21,473 acres and 12 structures since it erupted on August 6. A damage assessment team was working Saturday to determine whether more structures had been damaged or destroyed, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Holy fire was named for Holy Jim Canyon Road, believed to be closest spot to where the blaze began. These videos show a converted military C-130 Hercules aircraft, converted DC-10 and MD-80 airliners, and helicopters, dropping water and retardant east of Coldwater Canyon and other affected areas. Credit: Phil Hernandez via Storyful

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