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Virginia fire fighters travel to California to help with wildfires - WDBJ7


The largest wildfire in The golden state remains to grow in dimension, despite efforts by countless firemens.

Workers from Southwest Virginia are helping with those fires.

Fire officials claim while the scenario out there is regrettable, it's a good understanding experience and supplies alleviation to teams out west.

Hundreds of houses have actually been endangered about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, regarding ten fire fighters are working in California, Washington, Montana or even Oregon.

If the wildfire continues to burn in California, the Virginia Division of Forestry's Salem workplace may send out even more fireman out to aid.

"It's a way they could head out and also obtain added knowledge, additional skills, to learn the best ways to manage, particularly bigger fires, that will certainly help us when the moment is needed in Virginia when we need that very same experience and knowledge base," said regional forester Ed Stoots.

The Rocky fire has actually supposedly burnt 65,000 acres up until now.



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