Related: Bay Area Fire Crews Battle Dixie Fire

  • Source: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose
  • Published: 07/21/2021 12:55 AM

VIDEO: Wildfire season is well underway in northern California and dozens of Bay Area fire crews are deployed to help put them out. More than 2,400 fire personnel are at the Dixie Fire in Butte County, which has grown to more than 60,000 acres and is just 15% contained. Firefighters from Albany, Alameda County, Hayward, Piedmont and Fremont are there. “With the drought conditions and previous burns in the area, [the fire] has a lot of heat potential,” said Kyle Adams, Fremont Fire Department battalion chief. Adams was deployed to wildfires three times last summer. He says while those firefighters are gone from the city, off-duty firefighters fill in. But on large fires, the entire state works as a team.


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