US Forest Service officials say, they expect to have three more air tankers to tackle this year's wildfire season. And ten more are on the way for next year. The service could call on the military aircraft when large fires get out of control anywhere in the country, including South Georgia. A burn ban is going into effect Tuesday.
Forecasters are predicting more dangerous conditions for the spring wildfire season. Rains expected this month could improve conditions, but not enough to help already dry areas. New vegetation could add to the problem.