Nearly two dozen California prison inmates were set to be transferred Wednesday from a state detention center to a civilian firefighting camp.
Two Bombardier 415 Super Scoopers and an Erickson S-64 Air-Crane Helitanker are on lease from Quebec to bolster Los Angeles County Fire Department’s efforts against wildfires.
Firefighters rescued a family on Sunday that was trapped in an apartment fire that left 60 residents displaced.
Firefighters in Southern California now have an “eye in the sky” to help them battle wildfires.
The aircraft — which are on lease from the Canadian Provence of Quebec — are renowned for their ability to reload their tanks from skimming on lakes and reservoirs.
An estimated 800,000 homeowners will be asked to pay as much as $150 per each rural property annually to fund firefighting efforts amid what Sacramento is calling an increased wildfire risk.
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $13.75 million, five-year lease renewal of two amphibious air tankers, or SuperScoopers, from Quebec to help fight wildfires.
California is about to lose one of its most effective firefighting weapons to state budget cuts.
A cost-cutting move to transfer tens of thousands of state inmates to county jails could potentially cripple a key component of California’s firefighting force.
The city manager for Costa Mesa says ballooning pension fund costs are a big reason why lawmakers may need to cut key services.