Delaware firefighters battle western wildfires

For the second time this summer, the Delaware Forest Service is sending a crew of firefighters out west to battle wildfires.


20 volunteers from the First State are being deployed to the Cave Canyon Fire near Twin Falls Idaho, which has consumed nearly 9,000 acres.  The National Interagency Fire Center reports more than 40 uncontained fires now burning nationwide.  Delaware typically dispatches trained firefighters each year to other parts of the country where they’re needed.  A team from Delaware fought blazes in Colorado and Wyoming earlier this summer.  The group is a mix of public agency employees, volunteer firefighters and private citizens who have been certified by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and have undergone training at the DFS annual “fire camp.”


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