Crews from Idaho help battle blaze in Kentucky

  • Source: WYMT-TV CBS 57 Hazard
  • Published: 11/16/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Forest fires continue to spring up across Eastern Kentucky, and local firefighters are weary after almost two weeks of battling blazes. However, resources are streaming in from across the country. Crews from Idaho traveled for three days to help fight the fires in our region. They said they are used to the wildfires out west. “Fire season slowed down back at home. So we are able to help down here,” Hunter Droegmiller, with the Idaho Department of Lands, explained. “Our goal is to protect private property and local timber. Goals here are similar to there, in that aspect,” Droegmiller said. The Idaho crew will likely stay for another week. “It’s different from back home. With the fuel type and fire behavior. We have light flashes and a lot of grass fuels. A lot of heavy timber canyons. Where this is hardwood litter. We don’t have a lot of hardwood litter back home,” Droegmiller added.


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