Medford Air Tankers helping fight Delta Fire in Shasta County

Medford, Ore — It’s all hands on deck this busy fire season for crews at the Medford fire tanker base.

When conditions are right, tankers like the MD-87 have been hard at work on fires throughout the state, and the region.

Just yesterday tankers from the Medford base were called out to assist with the Delta Fire in Shasta County, California.

Tanker crews say as long as there are fires, they’ll be flying.

“We’ve been working probably, 5 or 6 fires fires, close here in Oregon, supporting fires down in California,” said Tanker Base Manager Royce Logan.

Currently the Medford base is fueling and launching two large air tankers and one very large air tanker.

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Matt Jordan
Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.
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