‘Super scooper’ aircraft brought to bear on brush fire north of Azusa

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — Firefighters, assisted by two “super scooper” airplanes and five water-dropping helicopters, got the upper hand on a small brush fire along San Gabriel Canyon Road north of Azusa, officials said.
The fire was first reported about 10:30 a.m. along the 9500 block of San Gabriel Canyon Road, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Brian Riley said.
The fire grew to about seven acres by 12:30 p.m., but was believed to be all but contained, the inspector said.
Two “super scooper” airplanes on loan from Canada made water drops over the wildfire, Riley said. They were joined by five water-dropping helicopters, including a large “heli-tanker.”
No injuries or evacuations were initially reported.

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