Possibility of Year-Round ‘Super Scooper’ in SoCal Discussed by Supervisors

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A firefighting Super Scooper airtanker drops water over the Brea Fire on Nov. 15, 2008, near Yorba Linda. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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The possibility of bringing a “Super Scooper” airtanker to combat Southern California wildfires year round — instead of just for the three months starting Sept. 1 that are currently contracted — was discussed at a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 26, 2016.

A firefighting Super Scooper airtanker drops water over the Brea Fire on Nov. 15, 2008, near Yorba Linda. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
A firefighting Super Scooper airtanker drops water over the Brea Fire on Nov. 15, 2008, near Yorba Linda. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
A graphic explains how "Super Scoopers" work. (Credit: Los Angeles Times Graphics)
A graphic explains how “Super Scoopers” work. (Credit: Los Angeles Times Graphics)

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