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Watch helicopters draw water from reservoir to drop on Thomas Fire 0:56

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  • Watch helicopters draw water from reservoir to drop on Thomas Fire

    Help is on its way for the raging Southern California wildfires as helicopters draw water from a reservoir to drop on flames near Shepard Mesa Road in Carpinteria on Sunday afternoon.