PHOENIX — At least four firefighters from Arizona are now being tasked with helping to battle the massive brush fires burning in Australia.
The Bureau of Land Management says two firefighters are in Australia already, and two more are on the way.
BLM says Koreena Haynes (BLM AZ State Office), and Brady Shultz (AZ-CRD-Kingman), pictured above, are already in Australia helping to battle the fires. Cody Goff (AZ Strip) and John Garrett (Gila District) will be going this week.
BLM Arizona has 2 personnel on the ground now and 2 more headed over this week. We are proud to serve, as many of their fire personnel have come to help us when we have had severe fire seasons. #AZtoAU https://t.co/9nJUFeximf— BLM Arizona Fire (@BLMAZFire) January 6, 2020
Additional crews are being sent from across the U.S., and may include more from Arizona.