Photos: Wildland Firefighting Aircraft in Action

Photos of aircraft battling wildfires during the month of June 2016

A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 belonging to Tanker10 Aviation makes a Phos-Chek drop Saturday, June 18, 2016, on wildfires in Santa Barbara County, Calif. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 belonging to Tanker10 Aviation makes a Phos-Chek drop Saturday, June 18, 2016, on wildfires in Santa Barbara County, Calif. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

A skycrane helicopter makes an emergency water drop onto the US Highway 101 center divider near the El Capitan State Park Thursday, June 16, 2016.  Wind driven flames from the Sherpa Fire pushed down canyon and near the freeway. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

A skycrane helicopter makes an emergency water drop onto the US Highway 101 center divider near the El Capitan State Park Thursday, June 16, 2016. Wind driven flames from the Sherpa Fire pushed down canyon and near the freeway. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

A DC-10 makes a drop on the east flank of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A DC-10 makes a drop on the east flank of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Helicopter drop  of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Helicopter drop of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A DC-10 makes a drop on the east flank of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A DC-10 makes a drop on the east flank of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A DC-10 makes a drop on the east flank of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A DC-10 makes a drop on the east flank of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A British Aerospace BAe-146 belonging to Neptune Aviation makes a Phos-Chek drop Saturday, June 18, 2016, on wildfires in Santa Barbara County, Calif. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

A British Aerospace BAe-146 belonging to Neptune Aviation makes a Phos-Chek drop Saturday, June 18, 2016, on wildfires in Santa Barbara County, Calif. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

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Helicopter drop of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop to help combat a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday, June 17, 2016. Stoked by winds, a wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara roared down mountain slopes toward the Pacific Ocean, shutting down California’s major coastal highway and forcing a group of firefighters to seek shelter behind a fire engine as flames licked at them. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A tanker drops fire retardant at a low altitude to help combat a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday, June 17, 2016. Stoked by winds, a wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara roared down mountain slopes toward the Pacific Ocean, shutting down California’s major coastal highway and forcing a group of firefighters to seek shelter behind a fire engine as flames licked at them. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A DC-10 tanker drops fire retardant at a low altitude to help combat a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif. on Friday, June 17, 2016. The latest size estimate Friday morning is nearly three times the previous acreage, with just 5 percent containment. The fire has been stoked by the region’s afternoon and evening “Sundowner” winds, which blast down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Firefighters douse a fire under State Route 2 after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Los Angeles firefighters say they have contained the fire in the densely populated neighborhood along a freeway. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Firefighters use a helicopter to douse a fire near California State Route 2 after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Los Angeles firefighters say they have contained the fire in the densely populated neighborhood along a freeway. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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This Thursday, June 16, 2016 photo provided by the Washoe County sheriff’s office shows its Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit’s helicopter named “RAVEN” on the tarmac at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, in Nev., a day after it had a near-miss with a hobby drone while fighting a Reno brush fire. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. (Washoe County sheriff’s office via AP)

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In this Wednesday, June 15, 2016 photo provided by the Washoe County sheriff’s office, a Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit helicopter named “RAVEN” makes a water drop run over a brush fire in west Reno, Nev., before it had a near-miss with a hobby drone. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. (AP Photo/Washoe County sheriff’s office)

 

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