Nearly 150 Arizona firefighters have been deployed to California to help suppress a wildfire ravaging the state.
#AZForestry sending 41 engines to #CaliforniaWildfires . Crews enroute to preposition. They will either be assigned to a fire, back fill for a local fire department, or stage and wait for the next expected wind event. Be safe all! #AZFire #GlobeFire pic.twitter.com/qPT64ssSqC
— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) November 9, 2018
According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, 144 Arizona firefighters with 42 engines have either left for California or already arrived. They will be on a minimum 14-day assignment.
More than 3000 firefighters are currently battling wildfires that have killed a total of 11 people thus far, according to the Associated Press.
The following Arizona crews have members in California helping to suppress the Southern California fire:
- Avra Valley
- Beaver Dam/Littlefield
- Clay Springs/Pinedale
- Corona de Tucson
- Daisy Mountain
- Desert Hills
- Golden Valley
- Golder Ranch
- Heber-Overgaard, Jerome
- Joseph City
- Rincon Valley
- Rio Rico