BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- It's been a busy day at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport and, in this case, that's a good thing.
Three air tankers have been busy all day Tuesday loading up on fire retardant and flying 30-35 miles to the south and west to fight the Lower North Fork Fire.
The bigger, heavy air tankers are capable of dropping more than 2,000 gallons of retardant at a time. The smaller one, a Single Engine Air Tanker, or SEAT, carries about 800 gallons.
Drops ended about a half-hour after sundown Tuesday.
They will resume Wednesday.
The winds were not as bad as they were Monday. Pilots and firefighters may not be so lucky Wednesday.