08 Sep '17, 2pm

Army National Guard members fight western US fires as others head for Hurricane Irma

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Army National Guard Soldiers completed fire hand crew training Wednesday at Camp Roberts and are heading out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, California, as well as the Mission Fire, near Oakhurst, California, and wherever else needed. Fires are ravaging thousands of Western acres, producing acrid smoke and spreading destruction in multiple states including Montana, Oregon and Washington besides California. About 350 California Soldiers took part in the training on the baking hot hills of Camp Roberts, led by about 50 experienced firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The Soldiers were divided into 12 hand crews and led through six stations where they practiced everything from using fire shelters to digging trenches, chopping logs and cutting fire lines with tools such as the Pula...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/193435/army_national_guard_m...

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