Photo Story: Klamath Falls Tanker Base sees first action of the season


Due to the Goose 2 Fire in Modoc County California, the US Forest Service Klamath Falls Airtanker Base was in brought to life with its first real world action this fire season.

“Between, when the call came in at 2:00 PM and when we shut down at 8:00 PM, we did a total of 10 loads and 31,000 gallons today,” says Base Manager Donald Cavin. “We are fully staffed today, with even having to call in a couple extra guys today to handle the additional work.”

At one point 18 aircraft were assigned to the Goose 2 Fire.

Four of the assigned aircraft were flying in and out of the Klamath Falls Airtanker Base.

Two SEAT aircraft were flying out of the Lakeview Base and additional resources were dipping water from nearby or flying out of Redding Base.

The Goose 2 Fire is located near US395 approximately 6 miles south of the Oregon border.

At last report officials from the Modoc National Forest estimate the size of the fire at 150 acres. No structures are threatened at this time.


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