Local Firefighters Assisting in California
Written by andrew-rossi on November 19, 2018
Local firefighters have been involved in the efforts to help battle the California wildfires.
According to an article in last Thursday’s Casper Star-Tribune, a fire crew from Worland left a week ago to lend assistance in battling the deadliest, most destructive fires in California history. Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher received an interagency request from the Cody Fire Department, as additional resources were needed to help battle the blazes.
Kocher told the Star Tribune that the Worland crew is not the only group from Wyoming to assist in the efforts. Their group will spend two weeks on the line. Kocher says that reports from his crew indicate they have been working in areas that have been devastated by the fire.
The death toll from the Camp Fire in Northern California increased by one yesterday to 77, while the number of people unaccounted for has decreased to 993 people. The blaze was two-thirds contained as of Sunday night after consuming some 150,000 acres.
And in Southern California, just outside Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire was 91 percent contained after burning 96,949 acres and killing three people.