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Super Scoopers back to fight wildfires

September 8, 2008 6:33:06 AM PDT
One of the big weapons in the battle against wildfires is back in Southern California.Two giant yellow Super Scoopers will be stationed at the Van Nuys airport for the peak of fire season.

The planes, from Canada, can dump up to 1,200 gallons of water at a time.

The Super Scoopers have already been put to use. The planes helped snuff out a series of small fires that broke out near Castaic on Saturday.

L.A. County leased the planes for $3 million from the government of Quebec.

 

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