Yesterday the Los Angeles Times reported that the U.S. Forest Service has reversed their policy banning the use of night flying helicopters to combat wildfires. Although this policy change comes three years too late for residents of the Angeles National Forest, we hope that the policy change will help prevent disasters like the Station Fire in years to come.
For more info, see the following articles:
Forest Service to allow nighttime aerial firefighting in SoCal
August 16, 2012 | 10:27 am
Forest Service ends ban on night flights to battle fires
By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2012, 5:56 p.m.