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Video: Helo's Taking Off, Loading Water and Flying During High Park Fire

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Blackhawks taking off with Bambi buckets, air cranes reloading water and a Lakota taking off and flying in support of the High Park Fire. Produced by Master Sgt. John Rohrer. Also available in high definition.


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This work, Helo's Taking Off, Loading Water and Flying During High Park Fire, by SMSgt John Rohrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.21.2012

Date Posted:06.23.2012 11:01AM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:147533

VIRIN:120621-Z-QD622-001

Filename:DOD_100426036

Length:00:07:44

Location:FORT COLLINS, CO, USGlobe

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