While huge forest fires do damage in Arizona and Colorado, a California based company suggests a brand-new approach to an old firefighting method. Instead of tiny little helicopters dropping their 16 thousand litre payloads, the company suggests using airships that can carry a million litres of water.

Wetzone Engineering, a company based in Huntingdon Beach, California thinks that smaller aircraft should be used to top up the tanks on an airship that would carry up to 1 million litres of water. The airship would hover above the fire and deliver a continuous artificial rain or targetted blasts from a water cannon.
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