Colombia turns drug-fumigation planes into fire fighters

February 15, 2024

BOGOTA -- Colombia on Wednesday added eight aircraft, some previously used to fumigate drug crops, to its fire-fighting fleet as it braces for more dry El Nino weather that has stoked major wildfires. President Gustavo Petro declared a natural disaster in January as fires ravaged areas of the world's second-most bio-diverse country. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters donated by the United States to the Colombian Police fly over with the Bambi Bucket system to extinguish fires during a demonstration to the press, at the Police Aviation School in Mariquita, Colombia February 14, 2024. An AT-802 Air Tractor aircraft donated by the United States to the Colombian Police drops water during a demonstration to the press, at the Police Aviation School in Mariquita, Colombia February 14, 2024. An AT-802 Air Tractor aircraft donated by the United States to the Colombian Police flies over during a demonstration to the press, at the Police Aviation School in Mariquita, Colombia February 14, 2024.

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