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Super Scoopers Used to Battle Fire in Irwindale

County fire crews mounted a ground and air attack on a fire that's scorched about 12 acres of brush before being stopped in the Santa Fe Dam area in Irwindale Wednesday.

The fire was spreading at a moderate rate amid 3 mph winds, a department spokesman said.

Super Scooper planes could be seen doing water drops on the fire and utilizing a nearby lake to pick up water.

In addition, a large homeless encampment was visible near the brush fire and was possibly under threat from a spot fire near the original brush fire.

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