...there is room for more. The center question: Why didn't we have fire fighting aiplanes with higher capacity of water, picked up over the sea...? This would've helped to put the fire down earlier in such huge blazes close to settlements at the costal plain.
Contact Canada and request its expertise and buy its equipment manufactured in Canada ....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-215.....Bombardier built (same company in Hungary that supplies trains to Israel) and used throughout the world. It is the good stuff that will get the job done.