Virginia fire fighters travel to California to help with wildfires - WDBJ7

05 Aug 2015 - 07:49:20 am

The largest wildfire throughout California continues to cultivate throughout size, despite efforts by simply 1000s of firefighters.

The Rocky fire features reportedly scorched 65,000 acres so far.. "It's a way they can head out and acquire extra knowledge, further skills, to understand the method to manage, particularly larger fires, that will can help us if the occasion will be required in Virginia when we want in which same experience and also knowledge base," said regional forester Ed Stoots.

Crews from Southwest Virginia are generally assisting along with those fires.

According towards the Virginia Department of Forestry, with regards to ten fire fighters are doing work in California, Washington, Montana and also Oregon.

Fire officials say even even though the circumstance out there is actually certainly unfortunate, it is actually a good studying experience and provides relief to crews out west.

If the particular wildfire is constantly in the burn up within California, the particular Virginia Department of Forestry's Salem workplace could send much more fire fighters out for you to assist.

Thousands regarding homes happen to be able to be threatened with regards to 100 miles north associated with San Francisco.


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