County secures two 'super scooper' firefighting planes from Quebec

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have contracted with the government of Quebec to lease two large “super scooper” aircrafts for the fire season.

The CL-415 SuperScoopers — a fixed-wing airplane that can carry 1,620 gallons of water with fire retardant — are scheduled to arrive Sept. 1 and be in service through Nov. 31, according to Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office.

The planes will be used by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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