Images: High Park fires [Image 18 of 27]
Photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer
A Beechcraft King Air aircraft performs spotting missions on a dozer line to assist fire suppression aircraft in dropping retardant on a dozer line to prevent the fire from spreading to a residential area. The blaze, which started on June 9,was caused by a lightning strike, has torched more than 65,000 acres to date. The resources brought to bear on this massive wildfire include 41 hand crews, 132 fire engines, five dozers, 23 water tenders and overhead personnel. Air resources include 17 helicopters and four fixed wing aircraft used for fire suppressant.