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By Micah Drew

Seeley's Million Dollar Air Show


August 10, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Four Canadair CL-215 Super Scoopers refill their tanks with water from the north end of Seeley Lake. The lake was closed to recreation last week to allow the aircraft to utilize it as needed.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake residents have had front row seats to a top notch, and pricy, airshow for the last week. As the Rice Ridge Fire moved up the national priority list to claim the number one spot, the ability for the Incident Management Team to request and receive aerial resources was bolstered.

With a single day high of nine aircraft Aug. 4, there has been at least one aircraft flying around the fire every day.

The public has seen modified DC-10 jets dumping brilliant red retardant on the edges of the fire, and water scoopers skimming gracefully over the surface of Seeley Lake,...

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