A repurposed Boeing 747 known as the Supertanker turned its attention on the Mission Fire in North Fork on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. It makes drops nearly double the size of the next largest air tanker plane in the country and saw its first action this week on the Ponderosa and Railroad fires.
A repurposed Boeing 747 known as the Supertanker turned its attention on the Mission Fire in North Fork on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. It makes drops nearly double the size of the next largest air tanker plane in the country and saw its first action this week on the Ponderosa and Railroad fires. DARVIN ATKESON YOSEMITE LANDSCAPES
A repurposed Boeing 747 known as the Supertanker turned its attention on the Mission Fire in North Fork on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. It makes drops nearly double the size of the next largest air tanker plane in the country and saw its first action this week on the Ponderosa and Railroad fires. DARVIN ATKESON YOSEMITE LANDSCAPES

Mountain community residents flee, roads closed as fires erupt

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