What a spectacular sequence! Warren was on the ball when this drop happened. This
is a view that few who haven't been firefighters get to see. This looks like a perfect salvo
because the retardant is just finishing breaking up as it nears the ground. A drop can blow
over trees and injure or kill firefighters if let loose a little too low. I think that's a drip torch
the firefighter is carrying. If so, it was most likely used it to set the backfire on the next page.
The under-wing turboprops have me believe that this is a C-130 Hercules.
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