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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