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Taking a look inside the planes used to fight wildfires

Ever wondered what’s on the inside of the slurry bomber planes used to fight wildfires?

Look no further than this video from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s Facebook page.

There is an impressive amount of space in the plane. The retardant, which is what is primarily used to fight wildfires and is the substance you see dropped on the flames, sits in the belly of the plane.

The DC-10 Air Tanker can hold up to 12,000 gallons of the retardant.

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport hosts more than 40 companies and contributes $1.3 billion annually to Arizona’s economy, according to their Facebook page.

You can find out more about the airport by visiting their website here.