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Money Found For Tanker

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Good news for people living in areas that regularly see wildfires in the summer. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found a way to pay for a single engine air tanker to fight fires this season. These are pictures of last year's tanker. Firefighters say the tanker is especially valuable in fighting big wildland fires like last summer's Hanford Fire.

The source of the money for the plane had been lost and people had been concerned the Tri-Cities wouldn't have one this year. But, now Fish and Wildlife leaders say they'll have it for this fire season and hopefully in future years.

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