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A Bambi Bucket attached to a Ch-47 Chinook Helicopter dumps water on a blaze nearing private property in Bastrop, Texas on Sept. 6.

Photo: Staff Sgt. Malcolm McClendon/The National Guard/Flickr

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Wildfire water drops

A Bambi Bucket attached to a Ch-47 Chinook helicopter dumps water on a blaze nearing private property in Bastrop, Texas, on Sept. 6. The Bambi Bucket is the trade name of a collapsable helicopter bucket used to fight fires from the air.

Firefighters in Texas are gaining control over the fire that has forced the evacuation of at least 5,000 people.