18-018 Kansas Army National Guard helicopters tasked for fire support mission in Greenwood County

Two Kansas Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopters and eight soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation, Topeka, are en route to Greenwood County in Southeast Kansas for a fire suppression mission near the town of Hamilton.

The soldiers will use 660-gallon Bambi buckets to drop water on fires in areas inaccessible to ground crews working on the blaze.