State Firefighters Get Reinforcements

July 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The federal government is sending its biggest round of reinforcements yet to help fight California's wildfires.The Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System is a team of 8 National Guard firefighting bombers. These aircraft arrived in Sacramento on Monday.

Eight tankers are able to drop 200-thousand pounds of fire-retardant in a single round of bombing runs.

Smoke grounded the planes on Monday, but with clearing skies these tankers should help slow the spread of the wildfires scorching the state.