A U.S. Air National Guard C-130J Hercules aircraft equipped with the MAFFS 2 (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) drops a line of fire-retardant on the Thomas Fire in the hills above the city of Santa Barbara, California, Dec. 13, 2017. The 146th Airlift Wing has been supporting CAL FIRE’s efforts to battle the Thomas Fire raging in Southern California.


U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis


Watch footage of a C-130 fighting fires below: