California National Guard Joins Fire Fighting Efforts

first published on August 1, 2018 by

Air assets from the California National Guard have been called in to assist with fire fighting activities near Redding, California.

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Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Members and air assets from the California National Guard have been called in to assist with fire fighting duties near Redding, California as the Carr wildfire continues to destroy everything in its path. As of Wednesday, August 1st, 115,500 acres of land has been destroyed by the deadly wildfire. According to report, only 35% of the issue has been contained so far. The wildfire was caused by a vehicle having a having a mechanical issue on July 23, 2018. So far six people have been killed, and over 1,000 homes have been destroyed with another 2,500 still remaining threatened by the wildfire.

Members of the California National Guard have been called into action in order to assist with firefighting duties in the area. The following video was released by the California National Guard, and it shows two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) equipped C-130 aircraft as they drop retardant at the Carr fire in Redding, California. The video comes courtesy of the California National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.

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