Australian Firefighters Help Battle California Wildfires

2020-02-19 16:36:41    阅读:586536

About 100 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand are traveling to

the U.S. on Friday to assist exhausted crews battling wildfires in the U.S. northwest.  Fires are currently burning across 1.4 million acres in 13 states, driven by windy conditions and a dry, hot summer. The biggest is the Carr Fire in Northern California, which has killed six people, including two firefighters, and prompted the evacuation of 37,000 from their homes. 

 We are very appreciativ11303com香港马会 e of the Australian and New Zealand firefighters for their availability to assist us with our current fire situation, said Dan Smith, the chair of the U.S.s National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group. Because of the current level of commitment and forecast, ha

ving fire management expertise from Australian and New Zealand with specialized e

xperienced firefighters will be of tremendous help as we continue suppressing ongoing fires. 

Firefighters were last mobilized from Australia and New Zealand in 2015, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, where the firefighters will be briefed before being sent to

battle wildfires. The last time U.S. fire personnel traveled to Australia was in 2010. Write to Billy Perrigo at