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County Orders Three New Firefighting Airplanes for Next Fire Season

What is the San Diego County Board of Supervisors doing to improve local wildfire preparedness? We speak to KPBS reporter Alison St. John about the supervisors’ decision to lease three firefighting a

County Orders Three New Firefighting Airplanes for Next Fire Season

Tom Fudge: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to rent some planes. On a unanimous vote, supervisors agreed to negotiate a lease for three aircraft that would be used to dump water or fire retardant during fire season. The price tag is about $3 million. Meanwhile, the county is still mulling a much more dramatic move...creating a regional fire authority that would incorporate a lot of the small, volunteer agencies that now exist in the backcountry.

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