Herculean effort gains ground on Rim Fire

A pair of DC-10 widebody jets have made dozens of drops on the Rim Fire—a factor that has likely turned the tide against the blaze. Operated by 10 Tanker Air of Victorville, the jets were being refuelled and loaded at the former Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, the fire information team said.After more than two weeks, firefighters have turned the corner in their battle against the epic Rim Fire.
At deadline time on Wednesday, the blaze had consumed more than 237,000 acres. The fire was ...

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