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Western Wildfires
This undated photo provided by Glacier National Park/National Park Service shows the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, Mont. A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying at the backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it's safe or hiking out along a longer and more difficult trail, park officials said Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Glacier National Park/National Park Service via AP)
A U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped 302nd Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules taxis on the Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., flightline, July 29, 2017. The Reserve wing is responding to a request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center for one MAFFS-equipped C-130 from the 302nd AW to support fire suppression efforts in the Western U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Steven Collier)
Western Wildfires
A structure burning on Lightner Creek Road west of Durango, Colo., on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, quickly spread into the surrounding forest, creating the Lightner Creek Fire and burning an estimated 100 acres. (AP Photo/Durango Herald,Jerry McBride)
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An Air Force Reserve Command C-130 Hercules taxies toward the runway as another C-130 launches for a firefighting mission June 29 at McClellan Airfield in Sacramento, Calif. The aircraft are deployed from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson AFB, Colo., and assigned to the 302nd Air Expeditionary Group that is fighting the Corral and Piute fires in California. As of 2:30 p.m. June 29, aircrews launched eight missions against the fires, dropping 24,000 gallons of fire retardant. The 302nd AEG includes the 302nd AW, and two Air National Guard units from the 153rd Airlift Wing from Cheyenne, Wyo., and the 145th Airlift Wing from Charlotte, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier)
Jumbo Fire Bomber
FILE - This May 5, 2016, file photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. Federal officials have given a giant airtanker capable of carrying 19,200 gallons (72,700 liters) approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of contracts currently limits the aircraft to California and one county in Colorado. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Interagency Airtanker Board issued the approval on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Hiroshi Ando/Global Supertanker Services via AP, File)