Gasquet Airfield Closed to Private Flights in Order to Accommodate Fire Traffic

Ward field near Gasquet is closing to non-fire traffic for the next two weeks in order to accommodate the large numbers of fire aircraft needed to fight the blazes currently impacting the Emerald communities. Matthew Leitner, Airport Director told us, “We’re closed as of 8:30 this morning until 5 p.m. on the 17th of August.”  A notice was sent out this morning, he explained.

Leitner says that once the number of flights in and out can be determined, then the restrictions might be lifted or lessened but, for now, pilots need to settle their crafts elsewhere.





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