Residents’ concerns over the lack of air attacks on the Bobcat fire were quickly quelled when DC-10 jets and C-130 aircraft made an Aerial assault on the fire in the mountains above Monrovia Wednesday afternoon. Air quality was too dangerous in the early part of the day and firefighting aircraft were grounded due to poor visibility.
However, in the late afternoon, the pilots took the big birds to the skies and quickly extinguished flare ups on the ridges. The mountains were quickly painted with the colorful Phos Chek thanks to the expert piloting of Boing DC10’s, C-130 and other fixed wing pilots who coordinated several hours of a well-orchestrated and visually stunning performance – each and every time the pilot allowed the all too common sight of the bright red retardant out of the cargo hold.
Long-term retardant like Phos Chek is the ideal tool for slowing or stopping the spread of wildland fires. PHOS-CHEK®long-term retardants chemically alter wildland fuels to render them non-flammable. All PHOS-CHEK retardants are fully qualified by the USDA Forest Service. They are the safest, most effective, and environmentally friendly products available.
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