Hundreds of Arizona Wildland Firefighters Supporting Incidents Across the West

  • Source: Prescott News
  • Published: 09/15/2020 12:00 AM

As new fire starts progress across the west and northwest, Arizona continues to mobilize firefighters to multiple incidents throughout those areas. As of today, 42 pieces of equipment, including 36 engines and six water tenders, along with two state and cooperator hand crews, are supporting active fires in California, Oregon, and Colorado. In total, 227 personnel are assigned to the El Dorado, Valley, Castle, Creek, Dolan, August Complex and Red Salmon Complex Fires in California, the Cameron Peak and Grizzly Creek Fires in Colorado, and the Beachie Creek and Riverside Fires in Oregon. Due to the fluidity of the situation in those states, crews get assigned and continuously reassigned to various incidents. While a majority of Arizona’s resources are working on active fires, some engine crews are staged in higher risk areas awaiting any new starts.


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