Photos: Wallow Fire crews, tankers

Photos: Wallow Fire crews, tankers

Credit: Capt. Martin Herrera, Glendale Fire Department

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 8 at 5:00 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Nine Glendale firefighters have joined other first responders around the state to contain and extinguish the Wallow Fire, currently declared the second largest wildfire in state history.

The Glendale firefighters are based out of Eagar but deploy to different geographical locations during their assignment.

Glendale fire Capt. Martin Herrera sent pictures of the fire and personnel.

The Arizona National Guard is supporting firefighters at the Wallow Fire with three 2,500-gallon fuel tankers and its associated crew.

"The mission of the Arizona National Guard is two-fold, to support federal operations and just as importantly, to support domestic operations and emergencies," said Major Gen. Hugo E. Salazar, adjutant general and commander of the Arizona National Guard.

"Our Guardsmen are ready to provide additional support as requested by fire crews engaged with wildfires in Arizona," Salazar said in a news release.

The fuel tankers are scheduled to provide support for an indefinite time.

Maj. Nathaniel Panka of the Arizona National Guard snapped a couple of photos at the scene.  

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