Veteran fire crew heads to Alaska to fight fires

Veteran fire crew heads to Alaska to fight fires

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 11:09 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2019 11:09 PM

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closures. now fire officials in alaskaandl be medford crew 10's second trip to alaska this year. last time was a little bit more challenging but this time around they tell me they'll know what to expect." medford crew 10 just got back into the rogue than 24 hours later, they're headed back to alaska. emma says: "fire season is in full swing now. this is what we've been training to do all year." they tell me thing with alaska is the remoteness of it. just trying to get anything done and getting places. i mean we were on a plane to get there originally, then we took another plane to get a remote airport out in the middle of nowhere and then a helicopter to get dropped fires out there, using different techniques. definitely there was a learning curve we had up there." alaska's mckinely is more than 4,000 acres and has already destroyed about 80 buildings. the swan lake fire is burning more than 100 thousand acres. medford crew 10 don't know which fire they'll be assigned to. but they'll know what to expect this time around. austin says: "you know i think we're just going to be more comfortable with it like it was definitely, we were out of our element up there at first but now we're settled in, we know what to expect." andryanna says: "medford crew 10 will take off for alaska tomorrow afternoon and they'll be there for about 2 weeks. in medford, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12." turning now to the weather center
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