LA County Fire Department helps battle wildfires across California

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Fire Department has joined different California occurrence agencies to assistance combat the aggregate wildfires burning crossed the state.

The section has dispatched six motor onslaught teams, 2 campy unit onslaught teams, a contracted Coulson Chinook helitanker, and 38 overhead unit to the monolithic Dixie Fire (burning implicit 5 Northern California counties), the Caldor Fire adjacent Lake Tahoe, the Monument Fire successful the Trinity Wilderness, and the French Fire successful Kern County, officials said Tuesday.

“The 2021 wildfire play has proven to beryllium challenging erstwhile again. As always, we proceed to strategize and utilize our resources to collectively conflict wildfires due to the fact that each wildfire becomes a shared combat to support residents and communities,” LACFD Chief Daryl Osby said.

The department’s annually leased SuperScoopers arrived connected Monday and were expected to beryllium placed into work Wednesday.

Additionally, arsenic the Region 1 coordinator for Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, Osby has activated and afloat staffed the LACFD’s 9-1-1 communications halfway to assistance with communal assistance requests.

All but 1 of California’s nationalist forests are closed done Sept. 17 nether an bid issued by the U.S. Forest Service intended to assistance guarantee the information of the nationalist and firefighters amid the state’s galore ongoing wildfires.

The closures see the Angeles National Forest and the Cleveland National Forest successful Southern California.

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