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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. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9294

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah230169
Marion156447
Washington144620
Clackamas77324
Umatilla6204
Union3471
Lincoln3272
Deschutes1920
Lane1803
Linn1549
Polk14912
Malheur1401
Jackson1310
Yamhill1318
Jefferson1260
Klamath1231
Hood River880
Benton835
Wasco751
Morrow721
Clatsop490
Douglas440
Coos410
Josephine411
Columbia310
Lake190
Tillamook120
Crook110
Wallowa100
Curry70
Baker40
Grant10
Harney10
Sherman10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 246550

Reported Deaths: 6265
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1077923457
Riverside18720465
San Diego15207377
Orange15065354
San Bernardino13152265
Imperial6824100
Alameda6384138
Fresno562677
Kern493977
Santa Clara4750159
Tulare4521133
San Joaquin429855
San Francisco371950
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3376108
Contra Costa332678
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Kings258332
Marin244619
Stanislaus239144
Monterey174815
Solano147625
Sonoma12299
Merced120811
Placer75411
San Luis Obispo6752
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4103
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1384
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
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