Colorado sending 20 fire engines to California wildfires

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is sending 20 fire engines to California to help fight the wildfires that have been devastating the state.

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the engines and firefighters from 20 agencies from around the state are leaving Monday. They will be staged in Chino.

A second group of fire engines from Colorado could follow later this week.

The first group is scheduled for a 14-day deployment, and include firefighters from the following districts:

  • Hotchkiss Fire District
  • Poudre Valley Fire Authority
  • Northeast Teller County Fire District
  • Telluride Fire Protection District
  • Upper Pine River Fire Protection District
  • Lake Dillon Fire Rescue
  • Berthoud Fire Protection District
  • Fairmount Fire
  • Tallahassee Volunteer Fire Protection
  • South Metro Fire Rescue
  • Elk Creek Fire Department
  • Arvada Fire Protection District
  • Greeley Fire Department
  • Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Alamosa Engine
  • Aspen Fire Department
  • Grand Fire Department
  • Aurora Fire Rescue
  • Thornton Fire Department
  • Lefthand Fire Protection District
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (firefighters only)
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