Watch Two Fire-Fighting Planes Steal Water From A LakeMichael Ballaban1/19/14 10:09amFiled to: PlanelopnikFires9611EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe've already seen a helicopter stealing water from a pool to fight a fire in Portugal. But when the Colby fire in California spread to over 1,900 acres, a little helicopter wasn't enough to fight the flames. They needed planes. Two of them. And seeing the way they scoop water up close is incredible.