Rural Fire Service air tanker deployed to Idaho, USA

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The NSW Rural Fire Service’s Air Tanker the ‘Marie Bashir’ has been deployed to the United States to support the firefighting effort.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said the plane departed from Sydney’s Richmond Air Base early this morning and is headed to Boise, Idaho.

Fires are impacting large portions of America’s west including Northern California, Texas and parts of the Rocky Mountain region.

This is the second time the Marie Bashir has been deployed to the United States.Read MoreThe Australian