Seeley's Million Dollar Air Show

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake residents have had front row seats to a top notch, and pricy, airshow for the last week. As the Rice Ridge Fire moved up the national priority list to claim the number one spot, the ability for the Incident Management Team to request and receive aerial resources was bolstered.

With a single day high of nine aircraft Aug. 4, there has been at least one aircraft flying around the fire every day.

The public has seen modified DC-10 jets dumping brilliant red retardant on the edges of the fire, and water scoopers skimming gracefully over the surface of Seeley Lake, filling...


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