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Water Drop Plane on Late Tuesday Afternoon

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Driving through Maple Grove early Tuesday evening I saw a DNR Firefighting plane that was dropping water at a point that was straight west of 694 if you could drive straight. It was picking up water out of either Eagle Lake, or Medicine Lake. It was neat to see. I thought it would be in the news, but didn't see it.

Any one else see it???

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It was on Fox I believe. They where using it to put out a grass fire. Pretty cool.

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There was a large grass fire right near the crystal airport. The fire danger has been remarkably high and the DNR reminds local fire dept's of the available resources. If they don't get used then its hard to justify them. If its out of control or moving too fast for conventional equipment the air tankers and choppers are the best way.

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Yeah I saw that too while driving up 169, I was wondering what was going on.

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There were 2 fires that day. One near the Crystal airport and one east(?) of Weaver Lake.

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A couple of years ago I was out on Minnetonka fishing one of the south bays where I could pretty much see all the way out to Big Island and we watched one of those aircraft come in and scoop water repeatedly - it was almost as if they were practicing because they would then get airborne and dump only to come around and scoop again.

It was awesome to watch.

Daze Off

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