F-15 Escapes as Wildfire Dangerously Approaches US Air Force Base

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At first I thought this F-15SG was escaping from an attack against a US Air Force base in some war zone. Fortunately, the only attack was a 3,000-acre fire that affected the Mountain Home AFB, in Idaho.

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Flying operations were suspended and personnel and warstuff had to be evacuated as the fire approached the base dangerously. While the base is in the US, the F-15SG belongs to the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

In any case, it's a very pretty picture.

[Flickr] Photo by U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gina Chiaverotti-Paige.

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Sublethalend
Sublethalend

At the rate that it takes to "grow" a forest versus the amount of forest fires I see happening would make me believe that we're drastically running out of forests to have fires in. :/