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litres of wa­ter or fire re­tar­dant will be dropped on out-of-con­trol bush­fires if Thor, a Her­cules C130, is needed this sum­mer. The tanker was on dis­play at Rich­mond RAAF yesterday. Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice Com­mis­sioner Shane Fitzsim­mons said: “With warm and dry con­di­tions pre­dicted, these air­craft are an im­por­tant as­set in our fire­fight­ing weaponry.” The bush­fire sea­son starts on Oc­to­ber 1.

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