Two Tankers To Return To Fire Duty On Experimental Basis

The federal government agreed Thursday to put two more large air tankers back into service for the remainder of this summer's fire season, but on an experimental basis only.

``Firefighting is inherently dangerous whether you are on the ground or in the air,'' Watson said. ``We have to use our best judgment ... and we simply don't have the information to, in good conscience, put people up in these planes.''