Napa County will go out to bid to see if it can add a water-dropping helicopter all its own before the heart of wildfire season arrives.

Securing a helicopter and operator for this fire season could cost $1.8 million to $2.9 million, a county report said. Insurance could add to the price. That didn’t discourage the county Board of Supervisors from seeking bids.

“I do believe it’s a worthwhile investment at this point in time,” Board of Supervisors Chairperson Alfredo Pedroza said during Tuesday’s meeting.

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