Fire District 3 prepared for lightning

Fire District 3 prepared for lightning

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 7:22 AM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 7:22 AM

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now. firefighters 12's ashley tsao joins us live from white city to explain how firefighters prepare for different situations, like lightning. fire district three says they add more staffing when they hear about a lightning storm. that way, there are more crew members to operate these different engines. crews say that they're ready if more lightning strikes. you're looking at some of the lightning caused fires from last week. they caused tens of small fires across southern oregon and northern california. fire district three says they staff more people in the area they expect lightning to strike. firefighters tell me that getting their engines to a lighting caused fire is hard. that's because these fires can be in remote areas. where there is no road. without the ability to get a vehicle to it, you have to carry the water on your without the ability to get a vehicle to it, you have to carry the water on your back, you're mopping it up by hand, you're digging a line around it. you're just using about five gallons of water. firefighters train for these situations throughout the year. [597]lightning and rain-tag we still do have about a month of fire season left. in fifteen minutes i'll explain what you can do to protect your home from fires. live in white city, ashley tsao, newswatch 12. [598]new this morning-stinger a siskiyou county
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