Dropping Retardant On Beckwourth Complex Fire
July 25, 2021
The Beckwourth Complex Fire continues burning on July 8, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California with the following day (July 9th) being doused with retardant by a civilian air tanker. This complex fire is comprised of what was originally the Dotta Fire, which was started by lighting on June 30, 2021 and the Sugar Fire also started by lightning on July 2, 2021.
In addition to other resources, three Air National Guard C-130s (two from Nevada and one from California) assist in battling the Beckwourth Complex Fire in Northern California.
The DoD, through the commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), provides support to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in conducting wildland fire fighting operations as requested. First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), U.S. Northern Command’s Air Component Command, is the DoD’s operational lead for the aerial military efforts.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from Nevada Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber.