Firefighters From Thurston and Lewis Counties Head to California to Battle Wildfires

  • Source: Centralia Chronicle
  • Published: 10/31/2019 02:39 PM

Firefighters from 31 Washington state fire districts, including four in Thurston County and one in Lewis, have been dispatched to help fight California wildfires, according to the Washington's Emergency Management Division. Teams started driving down to California Monday morning and are all based at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, according to Karina Shagren, communications director for the Washington Military Department. Washington has dispatched 35 fire engines, nine command vehicles, and approximately 110 firefighters, according to the state's Emergency Management Division. The deployment is scheduled to end Nov. 11. to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's website.


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