A Birtle-area crop-duster is getting into the firefighting business.
Randy and Janet Sandstrom have expanded their crop-dusting business to now offer aerial firefighting assistance to local fire departments.
They are the proud owners of a serial No. 1 from Thrush Aircraft, a single cockpit plane with a switchback fire gate, the first-of-its-kind, multi-purpose aircraft capable of assisting with aerial firefighting.
Read more on this story from the Manitoba Co-operator