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admin 08-31-2011 06:31 PM

They are called Bambi Buckets
A serious update on the marsh fire, from the NOFD:

<blockquote>New Orleans, LA. ? On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 three Louisiana National Guard (LANG) helicopters made almost 300 "Bambi bucket" drops putting approximately 116k gallons of water on the fire that was originally estimated to be covering approximately 20 acres in the Bayou Savage Wildlife Refuge near Chef Menteur Hwy. in New Orleans East. Ground crews from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have been dispatched to determine how successful suppression efforts have been on the smaller fire in Bayou Savage.? [ Read more ]

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