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Another view of Broken Gate Fire

To The Eagle:

Thanks to Diana Zimmerman for her authoritative and interesting article involving the Fire Boss aircraft fighting the Broken Gate Fire on Sunday, July 23.

My daughter lives near Red Deer, AB and her husband is an aviation mechanic who has worked for Buffalo Air in Yellowknife, NWT and Red Deer, and for Airspray in Red Deer. Both operate "borate bombers" so to be conversant with him I have researched the aerial firefighting industry. You can research the Fire Boss online but I was curious as to where the aircraft was based and her article answered that. See The Eagle, July 27. Thank you, Diana, and to the people who submitted photos.

Paul Vik

Puget Island


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