On Tuesday October 27, 2020, the Yuma Fire Department received a mutual aid request from California authorities regarding a Task Force deployment to the Orange County, CA area. Preparations began immediately to have the Engine, wildland equipment, and designated firefighters ready. At about 12:30 pm an Engine and 4 YFD personnel left Yuma to meet up with other members of the Imperial Valley Task Force and proceed to Orange County.
The fire they are being deployed to is the “Silverado Fire”. At last report, the Silverado fire started on Monday October 26, 2020 and has burned 12,600 acres.
A Task Force consists of several firefighting apparatus with personnel and a team leader drawn from various departments.