Normally there would be beautiful mountains in the background of this photo. This was one of 233 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft fighting the worst fire season in British Colombia on record. A state of emergency lasted from July 7 until finally cancelled on September 15, 2017 as nearly 4,000 fire fighters battled new and merging fires.
Conair had been flying their RJ85 air tankers in the US and Australia working with Aeroflite and Field Air respectively. This former Lufthansa Cityline RJ85 was put to good use in British Colombia's worst fire season on record during the summer of 2017.