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Guard Fighting Fires from the Air

National Guard Fight Fires from the AirSALEM, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard is helping fight fires in our region from the air. The Department of Forestry called in helicopters as part of Operation Plan Smokey.

This request is the second this fire season for two heavy helicopters, one light helicopter and a Medivac is on standby.

These resources will help fire crews on the Beaver Complex, just north of Medford. There aren’t any local National Guard members that have been deployed this week. The air support takes off out of Salem.