Posted: Jul 13, 2012 3:53 AM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News
VANDENBERG AFB - Some Central Coast Hot Shots are back at home.
They're part of the Hot Shots crew from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
They were busy the past few weeks fighting fires in Colorado and Wyoming.
One of the Hot Shots, Trent Ogan, tells us, "As soon as we go there you could smell the smoke coming out of the plane. The whole sky was full of thunderstorms and there was smoke everywhere."
Their chief, Mark Farias, is very proud of the group. He told KSBY, "I liken this a lot to when our troops get back. You know because those guys are gone doing the same kinds of stuff, and it's heartfelt to be part of a community that not only do they protect the home front, they're also front-line defenders."
The crew helped save more than 400 homes.
Another group is coming back today.
They had engine trouble, and had to wait for a part to come in.
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