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15 strike teams from Oregon are helping battle the wildfires in California

The Oregon State Fire Marshal announced this Sunday morning.

Posted: Oct 27, 2019 10:46 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2019 11:51 AM

OREGON--- The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is sending 15 strike teams to help battle the wildfires in California. 

This is possible, because of the EMAC or Emergency Management Assistance Compat. This is a national state-to-state mutual aid system. It's not just firefighters, equpiment will be going with them to help firefighters in California.  The strike teams will arrive in California throughout the day on Sunday.

OSFM says "There are 300 firefighters going from the following counties: Klamath, Yamhill, Linn, Columbia, Clatsop, Benton, Multnomah, Marion, Washington, Clackamas, Lincoln, Jackson, Josephine, and Lane Counties." 

NewsWatch 12 confirmed which strike teams are going from Jackson County: 

-Medford Fire-Rescue

-Jackson County District 3 

-Jackson County District 5

-Rogue River Fire

-Ashland Fire 

Each fire department team will head down in an engine. Each engine will have four firefighters, a strike team leader and an aide. 

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