Today's Viral Video: Poolside firefighting

Aug 24 2013 - 8:23am


Here in the arid West, firefighters use water from natural sources like lakes and reservoirs to fight wildfires by helicopter.

In Portugal, apparently any given swimming pool will do.

YouTube user Joao Guimaraes woke one morning in 2011 to find a helicopter filling up with water from his swimming pool to fight a fire at a neighbor's home; some quick thinking in a scary situation.

The video has only gone viral now, two years later.


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