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The Valley County Sheriff's Office is initiating evacation stages in areas near the Four Corners fire as it continues to scorch more than 5,500 acres.
From air quality concerns to evacuations, wildfires impact pretty much everyone. We've rounded up some resources to make sure you're prepared as we head into Idaho's wildfire season.

VIDEO: A C-130 Flushes Out Its Wildfire Suppression System In Slow Motion

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When fire activity goes up, MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems) go into action. Right now, two DoD C-130 planes, equipped with this unique fire suppression system, are flying out of Boise.

The planes were called up by the National Interagency Fire Center. You may have seen the giant planes launching over Boise or video from an air drop over a wildfire. We found video of another side of MAFFS: Cleaning out the pipes before bringing on another load of retardant.

So, what's it like when crews flush 3,000 gallons of water through the MAFF system? Check out this slow motion video from the National Interagency Fire Center below:

It takes less than five seconds to drop that 3,000-gallon load over a fire, which can cover an area a quarter of a mile long by 100 feet wide.

This is one of two MAFFS that were mobilized out of Cheyenne and Colorado Springs. The program was started in the 1970s. The U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Defense work together to keep these planes and crews in the air over fires.

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As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.