PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Fire departments across Arizona are coming to California's aide by sending volunteers and supplies to help fight the devastating wildfires.
Scottsdale, Surprise, Summit, Yuma and Superstition fire departments have all sent teams to California, as well as the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Over 100 firefighters and 40 engines traveled to help.
We thank all the firefighters and volunteers for their service and wish them safe travels.
We have received an update on the YFD personnel assigned to the team from Imperial County. They have just completed a 24 hour shift of handling spot fires and clearing brush away from structures in the Thousand Oaks area. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! pic.twitter.com/ZjlJLvWZBt— Yuma Fire Department (@YumaFireDept) November 11, 2018
#AZForestry sending 41 engines to #CaliforniaWildfires. Crews enroute to preposition. They will either be assigned to a fire, back fill for a local fire department, or stage and wait for the next expected wind event. Be safe all! #AZFire #GlobeFire pic.twitter.com/qPT64ssSqC— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) November 9, 2018
#BreakingNews SFMD is sending a Type 3 Engine to help fight the California fires. The crew of Engine Boss Brian Logsdon, Engineer Mark Blackstone, Fire Fighter Matt Dold and Fire Fighter Ryan Philips could spend the next two weeks assisting with the efforts. Safe travels! pic.twitter.com/Pi3WZpypue— SFMD (@sfmd_az_gov) November 9, 2018
SFMD has sent a type 3 engine to Southern California to assist with the current wildfires in the state. Have a safe trip guys!— Summit Fire (@SummitFD) November 10, 2018
Surprise Wild Land Team is headed to the Woosley Fire, which has burned 35,000 acres & is 0% contained. pic.twitter.com/IyuR14gG5h— Surprise Fire (@SurpriseFD) November 10, 2018