Firefighting Aircraft Drops Retardant on Wildcat Fire in Central Arizona

Two homes were evacuated on Thursday, June 17, as crews battled a wildfire north of Prescott Valley, Arizona, that reached approximately 80 acres after breaking out around noon, according to officials.

Thunderstorms forced firefighting resources to disengage the blaze due to safety concerns. However, the rainstorm slowed the progress of the fire and, once it passed, fire crews were able to re-engage, according to Prescott National Forest. The rain can be seen in this video, along with a plane dropping flame retardant on the blaze. Credit: US Forest Service – Prescott National Forest via Storyful

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