Firefighter Footage Shows Helitanker Protecting National Park During Fawn Fire

California’s Fawn Fire was reported to be 45 percent contained by the evening of September 26, having burned 8,559 acres.

Over 140 buildings have been destroyed by the fire, Cal Fire’s Shasta Trinity Unit said.

Work from crews since the fire started on September 22 has included efforts to secure the safety of some of Sequoia National Park’s most famous trees, as well as National Park infrastructure.

This footage was captured by Rilee Nilsson, a firefighter on the Yosemite Wildland Fire Module Unit.

The striking footage, which she said was captured on September 23 in Sequoia National Park shows a helitanker dropping retardant “to help protect the infrastructure in the park headquarters”. Credit: Rilee Nilsson via Storyful

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