Nine people are believed to have been killed in what’s now being called the most destructive wildfire in California state history. In southern California, entire towns are said to be burning down.
Now deployed to support the effort is the world’s largest and fastest firefighting asset, the Global SuperTanker, which is stationed in Colorado Springs.
According to a Global SuperTanker spokesperson, the crew got the call from Cal Fire to deploy and they were in the air doing drops over the deadly Camp Fire by Friday morning.
The Global SuperTanker spokesperson also said this wildfire is really bad and the crew plans to be there as long as they’re needed.
Cal Fire officials are most concerned about three quick-spreading wildfires fueled by strong winds and low humidity.
Down south the Hill and Woolsey fires are forcing people in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Malibu areas from their homes.
In the north, nearly 7,000 structures have been destroyed by the Camp Fire and at least 50,000 people have evacuated. The Camp Fire has already consumed at least 70,000 acres and Cal Fire crews say the firefight is far from over, warning more evacuations may be necessary.