A DC-10 air-tanker dropping fire retardant on the mountain played a critical role in containing the flames’ spread.
The airplane used to be a commercial airliner carrying around 350 passengers. Now it carries 9,400 gallons of fire retardant. Capt. R.K. Smithley flew the plane over the mountainside in Davis County and dropped that retardant on the “Gun Range Fire” Friday.
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