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Colorado Springs based Global Supertanker battles California fires

A Global Supertanker spokesman tells us that the 747 flew five missions Saturday over the Kincade Fire in Northern California.

The Supertanker is currently under contract with Cal Fire and flying out of McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento. Dan Reese with the Global Supertanker says that the aircraft’s missions are variable, and it could be deployed to any of the state’s active fires at any time.

#SuperTanker is in the air for our initial Cal Fire sortie of this activation. https://t.co/jI3CJdKK5y

— Global SuperTanker (@GlobalSuperTank) October 26, 2019

The Kincade Fire, which has prompted evacuation orders for some 180,000 people in the Sonoma County, is 30,000 acres as of Sunday has destroyed 79 structures.

The Tick Fire in the Los Angeles area has destroyed at least 22 structures and is threatening 10,000 more, the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted Sunday.

#TickFire Morning *Update* 10/27/19 7:00AM pic.twitter.com/U4KKKSUkIR

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) October 27, 2019

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