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Slurry bombers trying to keep us safe. Keep up the great work! Flagstaff Fire - Boulder Daily Camera

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tankers filled with fire retardant dropped on the north end of the fire. Firefighters lifted some evacuation orders and called in two hot-shot crews to help battle a still-uncontrolled Utah County wildfire Wednesday. 350 homes remained under mandatory evacuation orders as firefighters fought the nearly 2,900-acre blaze, aided by winds blowing the blaze back up the ridge, away from houses.

Pictures of the day: 2 August 2012

A firefighting air tanker drops fire retardant on a hillside as a wildfire rages in Murrieta, California

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Fire retardant and/or water is dropped on forest fires by air using tanker plains and helicopters with bucket tanks.

Barry Gutierrez for Rocky Mountain News, Colorado Wild Fires, 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Photography