B.C.'s contract with massive Martin Mars water bomber ends
The Martin Mars seen in Port Alberni before taking a test flight on July 9, 2015. (CTV)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:58PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:59PM PDT
The B.C. Wildfire Service contract for the huge Martin Mars water bomber has ended.
Owner Wayne Coulson says the plane was used five times over four fires and dumped one million litres of water.
According to B.C. wildfire officials, the total cost for the big plane was $736,000.
Coulson says he's now speaking to officials in Washington state, to determine if the Martin Mars could be useful over the huge forest fires blazing there.