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Study touts scooper planes for fires; forest chief differs

Jul 31, 2012 By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A think tank says the U.S. Forest Service should pursue a much different strategy for using airplanes to fight wildfires, one that relies more ...


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The Canadair CL-215 can scoop water from the surface of a lake and drop the water on a fire. Canadair photo

The Canadair CL-215 can scoop water from the surface of a lake and drop the water on a fire. Canadair photo


The Canadair CL-215 can scoop water from the surface of a lake and drop the water on a fire. Canadair photo

The Canadair CL-215 can scoop water from the surface of a lake and drop the water on a fire. Canadair photo

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