A Large Air Tanker drops retardant along a ridge above the Ash Creek drainage on the southwest corner of the Crooks Fire. “Painting a ridge” with retardant helps slow fire growth and keep the fire in check so that ground resources can come in and put a line around the fire.

This video was taken by Jay Walker, the Air Tactical Group Supervisor aka Air Attack. He took this video Friday, April 22. An Air Attack provides supervision for all the helicopters and airplanes working on a fire, while also providing an “eyes in the sky” lookout for ground troops.

video credit Jay Walker, Air Attack, CAIMT4