Forest Fires

I guess most of you are aware of all of the wildfires we are having everywhere and I cannot understand why we are not fighting back in some more intelligent ways.

Millions are being spent to fight these fires by hauling in water from far away places when all they need to do is to drill some wells and have a supply of water right there.

They already know from statistics where fires usually happen and they could be using all of that money to drill wells right on top of the mountains to be able to pump water to fight these fires or they could even put storage tanks there to be ready for use.

From what I have read dropping water from the air is not as effective as having water there and using fire hoses anyway.