Fire retardant

An air tanker drops retardant as the Maria Fire approaches Santa Paula, California. According to Ventura County Fire Department, the blaze has scorched more than 8,000 acres and destroyed at least two structures.


An airplane drops fire retardant on a wildfire burning in the Chiquitanía Forest near Robore, Bolivia. Bolivian President Evo Morales said he would welcome aid in fighting his country's wildfires, which have scorched more than 2,900 square miles (744,000 hectares) of land in the Chiquitanía region over the past two weeks.

AP Photo/Juan Karita