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WATCH: Swarm of planes attack Peachland, BC fire

The planes – Air Tractor AT802 Amphib water skimmers – are each equipped with a 3,000+ litre tank for water and fire-retardant foam.

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For Peachlanders, these are the heroes of the Law Mountain Fire.  In a neighbourhood below the Okanagan Connector where some homes remain on, or are bordering the current evacuation alert – people watched in the streets Monday as six of these planes made their rounds between Okanagan Lake and the southwest flank of the fire. The planes – Air Tractor AT802 Amphib water skimmers – a

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  1. Mary Anne Hartley

    August 17, 2021 at 10:37 am

    There is no will from our governments to fight forest fires. An investment in real water bombers, about $40 million a pop, say 200 hundred of them, would allow fire fighters to get on a fire before it gets established and out of control. Our governments spend many times this on virtual signaling bullshit. It is another example of mismanagement. Fyi a 3000l tank is very small, a Canadaire 515 carries about 8000l.

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