Pricey plane helps battle Calif. fire
Posted at: 08/16/2012 8:29 PM
By: Craig Fiegener, KNBC
An expensive tool is being used to fight the flames of the "Buck" wildfire burning in Riverside County, California.
A specially equipped DC-10 jet has been dropping fire retardant in the path of the flames.
Firefighters say it's critical for containing the Buck Fire, which began Tuesday as a result of a lightning strike.
It costs approximately $19,000 dollars an hour to fly the huge airplane.