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Dallas Fire-Rescue Deploys 13 Members to Assist Wildfires in California

By JASON EVANS, Correspondent | September 11, 2020 | TEXAS

Story No. 091320112

On September 11th, at approximately 1 P.M., Dallas Fire-Rescue deployed 13 members of its Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) team, more commonly known as wildland firefighters, to assist with the wildfires in the State of California.

They are expected to arrive in three days, at which point they'll receive their assignment. The deployment is expected to last no less then 14 days, and could be longer depending on how much progress has been made, and what the overall circumstances are, when that initial period expires.

Dallas Fire-Rescue is only a small part of a regional contingent going to California. Firefighters from Arlington, Ft. Worth, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Allen and other surrounding cities have also been deployed to assist in this effort that has called on firefighters from across the country.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.