REGINA - Saskatchewan fire-fighting aircraft have headed south to help battle wildfires in the United States that have forced people from their homes.
Three Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment planes are to work with the U.S. Forest Service for 10 to 14 days.
A pair of Convair 580A air tankers and one Turbo Commander birddog aircraft, along with eight crew members, left for Boise, Idaho.
They were briefed and then deployed to Grand Junction, Colo., on Wednesday.
A fire in Colorado has burned about 190 square kilometres, destroyed more than 100 structures and forced hundreds of people from their homes.
The Saskatchewan government says the planes could stay longer if necessary.