National Guard joins the fire fight

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An Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter pilot, with Charlie Company, 7-158 Aviation, guides a Bambi bucket attached to the aircraft over the Dollar Lake fire to assist in fire suppression efforts, September 9, 2011. The Oregon Army National Guard is currently responding to wildfires with four aircraft based out of Salem, Ore., and one based out of Pendleton, Ore., in support Oregon Department of Forestry fire suppression efforts. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)