Local Crews Head to So Cal This Morning

November 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A crew of 30 firefighters from Fresno County was sent down to southern California this morning to help and another group of about 20 are on their way down, to find out what their assignments will be.Crews from the Fresno City Fire Department left Friday for Santa Barbara. Two engines, with four people each, got the call early in the morning. They left from downtown Fresno around eleven am.

Once they arrive at the base camp in Santa Barbara, firefighters say there's no telling how long they'll stay. Nick Martino, Fresno Fire Dept., says "It all depends on what the weather is doing and how many structures are being threatened. It could be a couple of days to a week. We're not going to know until we get there."

Crews from Fresno City fire tell Action News they don't normally spend this much time out of town, but this fire season has been busier than most.

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