The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Air Support, Ground Attack Being Used To Keep Brown Fire From Spreading
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“We’re going to try to hold the fire to the ridgelines and then burn inward and downward from the ridgelines and try to keep the fire from spreading beyond those ridgelines,” Schewel said.
She says the fire is burning in brush and timber such as Ponderosa Pine. About 160 personnel are building fire lines and burning out, while ten aircraft, including one very large tanker, are attempting to restrict the fire’s spread by dumping retardant and water on the blaze.