A Belgrade-based aerial firefighting company is the first – and so far only — U.S.-based and owned operation to include CL-415EAF aircrafts in its fleet.

The massive planes are designed for aerial firefighting and can scoop up water from natural sources to release in large quantities over a fire.

“They could be up in the air for four hours, dropping literally thousands of gallons of water,” Bridger Aerospace’s Vice President of Business Operations Sam Davis said. ”They can just continuously pound a fire without stopping.”

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