Once she is ready to fly fires, she will be a big help in helping wildland firefighters on the ground fight wildfires that are burning in British Columbia, one of which is buring on Dog Mountain on Sproat Lake where the Hawaii Mars is based. Coulson's other Martin Mars, the Phillipine Mars is not in condition to fly fires.
For more information on the wildfires burning in British Columbia:
- British Columbia Wildfire Service has a Current Wildfire Situation Page wildfire information is updated once a day at midnight and may not reflect current activity.
- Vancover Sun, B.C. Premier tours wildfires by air (with video of tankers)
- Photos from Vancover Sun: Vancouver, B.C. up in smoke
- Alberni Valley Times on the Dog Mountain Fire