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Southern Oregon Fire Crews Aid Southern California in Wildfire Fight

Oregon is sending 15 total strike teams (around 75 fire engines) to the fires. Many of the strike teams left early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 6:31 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 7:21 PM

Oregon is sending 15 total strike teams (around 75 fire engines) to the fires. Many of the strike teams left early Wednesday morning. Medford Fire-Rescue, Ashland Fire-Rescue, Illinois Valley Fire District, Fire District 3, and Jackson County Fire District 5 make up one strike team as the Rogue Valley Task Force. Applegate Valley Fire District #9 also sent a fire engine with the Rogue Valley Task Force. Klamath County Fire District 1 along with Keno Fire Department and Klamath County Fire District # 4 have joined Roseburg Fire Department and Douglas County Fire District No. 2 to form another strike team. This isn't the first time California has asked for Oregon's help fighting fires.

“We helped out a lot at that time in October and we have an opportunity to do it now. Our fire situation is certainly reduced enough that we can certainly allow those resources to be deployed,” said the Public Information Officer with the Oregon State Fire Marshal, Rich Hoover.

The Rogue Valley Task Force said it is assigned to help with the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. The crews are expected to stay in Southern California for two weeks.

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