Surprise slurry aids firefighters

By Ron Burtz

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An aerial tanker drops in unexpectedly to lend a load of retardant to the suppression effort on the Alkan Fire northeast of Hermosa on Sunday.
A sharp-eyed and quick- thinking aerial tanker pilot helped stop the spread of a structure and grass fire about four miles northeast of Hermosa on Sunday. The plane known as Tanker 41 was delivering a load of fire retardant to the Vineyard Fire at Hot Springs when the pilot noticed a wind-driven blaze below that […]

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