Helicopter steals pool water to fight fire  (1)

This helicopter in Portugal steals water, from a nearby backyard swimming pool, to fight fire.   Watch the video…

Helicopters can carry only from 100 to 3,000 gallons of water in a single load, in comparison with the Boeing 747 firefighting supertanker that can dump 20,500 gallons of water at once on a fire.

Helicopter can quickly refills, usually from nearby lakes or rivers or swimming pools, and spread the water with great precision.