VIDEO: Planes scoop water to fight Schneider Springs Fire
NACHES, Wash.—Video captured by an incident commander for the Schneider Springs Fire response shows planes scooping water out of Bumping Lake in Washington state on August 10.
The water is then dropped on the ground ahead of where firefighters are working to contain the Schneider Springs Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
As of Monday morning, the Schneider Springs Fire was 0% contained. The wildfire has spread to over 18,000 acres.
Hundreds of personnel are working to contain the fire and have made “extensive progress with felling operations, clearing snags, trimming branches and removing hazard structures that could pose as a threat to firefighter or structure safety or increase fire activity,” according to the latest update from officials.
The fire started on August 3.
Officials share regular updates on the fire on Facebook, with information pertaining to evacuations, closures and smoke and fire restrictions.
Video courtesy Eastern Area IMT/Minton