Tuesday, September 5, 2017

200+ Pennsylvanians Deploy To Fight Wildfires In Western U.S., The Other Natural Disaster

More than 200 Pennsylvanians have deployed to fight wildfires in California, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming in recent months, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Tuesday.
The latest 20-person wildfire fighting team flew out of Harrisburg August 31 for a 2-week deployment in Montana.  The group is expected home about September 14.
The all-volunteer, highly trained crews are made up of DCNR Bureau of Forestry employees and members of local volunteer fire companies.   There continues to be an extremely high demand for firefighting resources in western states.
For more information on fighting wildfires, visit DCNR’s Wildfire webpage.
80 Large Wildfires Burn In Western U.S., Destroying Homes, Prompting Evacuations
(Photo: Montana Wildfire courtesy of Keystone Wildfire Crew based in Lancaster.  Click Here to view more.)

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