Gladiator Fire – Day 5

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The Gladiator Fire has now been burning for 6 days, grown in size, but the firefighters are enthusiastic about the fire moving to an area with less vegetation and where it will be easier to fight.
As of 19:20, we had 7, 45 and 55 constantly flying out of PRC. 43 went back to Mesa to support the Sunflower effort.

Same 3 helicopters, as well as something that looked like might have been a yellow Bell 212 (PHI maybe).

Tanker 12 made an emergency landing mid-afternoon with the #2 engine off, still parked at the south ramp.

According to the Phoenix Fire Center twitter, they’re also supporting the Gladiator effort out of Willie.


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