Quebec water bombers deployed early to Los Angeles

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Two Bombardier CL-415 aircraft from Quebec on standby on the tarmac at the Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, California.

While summer temperatures are beginning to cool off in the province of Quebec, down south in the arid climate of Los Angeles, California fire crew are bracing for a busy season, and they are looking north for support. For the past 19 years, Quebec water bombers have been leased by Los Angeles County, to help deal with wildfires that threaten people, forest and property in that area.