Jerry Perry, fire information officer, Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire
Ed Delgado, National Predictive Services meteorologist, National Interagency Fire Center
Dan Snyder, president, Neptune Aviation Services
The largest wildfire in New Mexico history continues to burn, spurred on by record drought conditions across the Southwest. Huge aerial tanker planes drop liquid payloads to extinguish many wildfires. One tanker deployed over Utah plummeted into a canyon and disintegrated, killing two pilots.