The name of the pilot of the T-34C Turbo Mentor trainer, a plane that is usually used for bombing range spotting
and clearing duties these days, was not revealed.
Idriss requested various supplies for these elite units, including: "(1) combat armor; (2) night vision goggles; (3) hand held monocular and longer range spotting
equipment; (4) strategic communications; (5) winterization packs; and (6) tactical communications."
"It continues to exhibit very large fire growth due to extremely dry fuels and inaccessible terrain," the park service authorities said in the (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3660) latest fire update , on 24 August, "Fire behaviour was very active today with very rapid rates of spread, running surface fire, torching, passive crowning and long range spotting
occurring in most all areas of the fire."