Aerial Firefighters Get California Fire Under Control

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As AVweb recently reported, general aviation plays an important role during the busy fire season. Once again, GA aircraft have proven themselves over stubborn fires located in the Cucamonga Canyon above Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Helicopters initially directed ground personnel to hot spots, which were reachable via foot. Additional air support helped get the blaze under control by Saturday evening. By 8:30 p.m. there was no active fire, but the burn was 50-percent contained, Peters said. Earlier, Los Angeles County fire personnel responded to a smaller blaze at 1:19 p.m. in Diamond Bar, another L.A. suburb. Approximately 40 firefighters and three helicopters responded to that blaze.