Wyoming Troops to Help Fight Texas Blaze

The Wyoming Air National Guard will send 13 personnel and one aircraft to Texas to help battle the wildfires. 

The Wyoming Air Guard is one of four military units nationwide equipped with a special system capable of dropping 3,000 gallons of fire retardant at one time.

This will be the first time the Guard has used the new system.

Two crews were trained a couple of weeks ago in Colorado Springs and are now ready to head for Texas, where fires have burned more than 700,000 acres.

The Guard members join more than 1,200 personnel from 34 states that are currently fighting the blaze.

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