LOVELL, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol said a tanker hauling 5,500 gallons of latex crashed Tuesday on U.S. 14A.
CASPER, Wyo. — A commercial vehicle went off the road and rolled over Tuesday morning on Highway 270, causing a hot oil spill north of Hartville, the Wyoming Highway Patrol reported.
LOS ANGELES — With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.
10 Tanker Air Carrier, a converted DC-10 aircraft, sits on the tarmac at Natrona County International Airport as the crew waits for severe weather to pass on Monday evening, September 10, 2012.
Crew members leave the jumbo tanker after landing.
An interior view shows the stripped interior of the DC-10 converted to use as an air tanker.
The flight deck of the air tanker. The plane, built in 1974, is flown by a pilot, a co-pilot and a flight engineer.
A DC-10 air tanker sits on the tarmac at the Billings airport Wednesday. The tanker is one of two DC-10s modified for fighting fires.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Forest Service will award long-delayed contracts to add several large, jet-powered air tankers to the nation’s fleet of firefighting planes in about two months, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Friday.