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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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 207106

Reported Deaths: 2757
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40396614
Washington26812249
Marion23444323
Clackamas18953235
Lane13924164
Jackson11549146
Deschutes1002782
Umatilla860987
Linn562281
Yamhill478679
Klamath477878
Polk400556
Douglas389583
Malheur362063
Josephine361772
Benton326922
Jefferson237139
Coos216737
Columbia192329
Union150124
Wasco144530
Lincoln143421
Crook129223
Hood River121733
Morrow115516
Clatsop10609
Baker102315
Curry72011
Tillamook6604
Grant5517
Lake4688
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam811
Sherman701
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3810808

Reported Deaths: 63373
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Los Angeles124790924459
Riverside3017994627
San Bernardino2993204850
San Diego2818863771
Orange2731055113
Santa Clara1201922190
Kern1107991404
Sacramento1078721737
Fresno1029711724
Alameda897561277
Ventura816611031
San Joaquin748081440
Contra Costa70770813
Stanislaus635351070
Tulare49802849
Monterey43842432
San Mateo42685581
San Francisco37275556
Santa Barbara34621455
Solano33762266
Merced32315479
Sonoma30957317
Imperial28855741
Placer23604300
Kings23202247
San Luis Obispo21448261
Madera16647245
Santa Cruz16246208
Marin14208230
Yolo14165212
Butte12668195
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10401116
Napa1002880
Sutter9666113
Yuba651251
San Benito610963
Lassen579925
Tehama573563
Nevada493175
Humboldt450849
Mendocino434050
Tuolumne421671
Amador374247
Lake356345
Glenn243327
Siskiyou239837
Colusa228818
Calaveras220856
Del Norte14588
Inyo143438
Mono12984
Plumas7376
Modoc5635
Mariposa4657
Trinity4236
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Alpine890
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