KUNM Local
1:10 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

US Forest Service Re-evaluates Firefighting Technique

Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Forest Service is studying the impact of using air-dropped fire retardant to fight wildfires. On the one hand, the retardants help put out fires like the massive Wallow Fire in southern Arizona. Critics say delivery is risky for pilots and damages the environment.

Michel Marizco reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.