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WV Firefighters Return Home After Fighting California Wild Fires

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In early August, a 20-person wild land firefighting crew, made up of West Virginia Division of Forestry employees and specially trained volunteer firefighters headed for a tour of duty in California. After serving a 14 day tour, the firefighters have returned home to the Mountain State.  The team helped fight the Beaver Fire in Klamath National Forest, which is in northern California.  That fire was started by lightning on July 30 and to date has burned more than 32,000 acres, Division of Forestry officials said.  The firefighters worked 16 hour shifts, protecting buildings, among other tasks.  Thanks to the work of firefighters, like the crew from West Virginia, the Beaver Fire is now 95 percent contained.  You can see more photos, taken by the firefighters, on the Division of Forestry's Facebook page.

 

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