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Colorado Springs based SuperTanker fighting California fires

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The Colorado Springs-based SuperTanker has been called out to fight the enormous wildfires burning through California.

In July, the U.S. Forest service reached an agreement with Global SuperTanker to help fight wildfires. On Tuesday, Dec. 6 the call was made and the SuperTanker crews are now fighting multiple fires north of Los Angeles.

The SuperTanker is a Boeing 747, which has twice the capacity of the next largest aerial tanker. It is capable of delivering multiple drops or nearly 20,000 gallons of water or fire retardant. The FAA granted approval for the plane in September and the  U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board approved it to fight fires burning on federal land in January You can track the SuperTanker here.

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