Helicopter water bucket used on New Zealand structure fire

helicopter bucket on NZ structure fire
Photo by Mark Mitchell

We ran across this photo of a helicopter dropping water on a structure fire in New Zealand, in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. About half of the city of Christchurch has lost water service, so helicopters dropping water may be an important firefighting tool.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Helicopter water bucket used on New Zealand structure fire”

  1. That’s the CTV building which is going to end up around 40% of all the fatalities — they have around 320 dead or missing right now, and 120 of those are in this building.

  2. Reminds me of the tanker used in Grand Forks ND years ago. Structure fire in downtown during the big flood.


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