There are many fires burning all across the United States, with many states not being able to fight them by themselves, so Alaskans are there to help.
Tim Mowry, public information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, just got back from a two week assignment at the Monument Fire in California. He said assignments like this are always an experience to remember.
As fires tear through parts of the western U.S., Alaskans heard the call for help and were on their way soon after.
“As you go down there, there’s excitement, there’s a little bit of an adrenaline rush because you’re going to help some place that’s in need,” Mowry said. The Division of Forestry said that as of Friday, there were 375 Alaska personnel working all across the Lower 48, with 199 of them in California alone.