DC-10’s Fight Local Fires Out of MFR

MEDFORD, Ore. — The largest air tankers in the country were both at the Medford Air Tanker base on Monday as they fought the fast-growing Happy Camp Complex. While these tankers are top of the line for fire resources. Fire officials say they are also not cheap. Each flight costs about about 38,000 dollars, 25,000 … Continue reading »

Air Tankers Slowing Down Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry says the Medford Air-tanker Base can serve up to four air-tankers. Two air-tankers leased to ODF are currently being used to fight fires across the South West area. ODF, Jackson and Josephine Counties are paying for the aircrafts.  Officials say the tankers are headed where it’s needed the most. “Life and property is … Continue reading »