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Canadian super scoopers join Sprague fire fight

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The above video comes from Glacier National Park


GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Crews got some help fighting the Sprague fire in Glacier National Park on Sunday.

A pair of Canadian CL-415 airplanes, also known as 'super scoopers,' dropped water from Lake McDonald on areas of the Sprague Fire.

Folks in the Park could see the firefighting effort from Camas Road overlook Fish Creek picnic area and Apgar Village.

The planes have two pilots and have the capacity for 1,600 gallons of water. The aircraft have been based at Glacier Park International Airport.

The Sprague fire has burned a little over 13,600 acres and leveled part of the historic Sperry Chalet.

The evacuation order remains in effect from the south end of Lake McDonald north to Logan Pass -- including the North McDonald Road. 

There are 159 people assigned to battle the blaze that's 35% contained.

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