Banks Fire District, CALIFORNIA, Fire

Some Washington County fire crews still assisting at California wildfires

Banks Fire District 13 members aid in firefighting efforts at the Kincade Fire in California. Photo: Banks Fire District

CALIFORNIA - While some of the 15 Oregon teams comprised of more than 60 fire & rescue agencies sent to aid during a series of wildfires in California have returned home, crews from Washington County and other Oregon fire agencies have remained to assist, with Washington County crews being assigned to a new fire, the 3,768 acre Ranch Fire near Red Bluff in northern California. 

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, crews from Lane, Washington, and Yamhill County began 24 hour shifts today to battle the fire. 

“For some strike teams, this is their third fire on this deployment,” the OSFM said in a statement on their Facebook page.

According to Forest Grove Fire & . . .

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