SONOMA, CA - OCTOBER 14: A structure burns in the early morning hours on October 14, 2017 in Sonoma, California. At least 32 people are confirmed dead with hundreds still missing. Officials expect the death toll to rise, and now estimate that 5,700 structures have been destroyed. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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.
South Metro Firefighters are out the door starting their 2 1/2 day drive. They are committed to a 14 day work assignment once they arrive. pic.twitter.com/BjyGYqBFrf— SouthMetroFireRescue (@SouthMetroPIO) October 16, 2017
South Metro Firefighters are out the door starting their 2 1/2 day drive. They are committed to a 14 day work assignment once they arrive. pic.twitter.com/BjyGYqBFrf
The first group is scheduled for a 14-day deployment, and include firefighters from the following districts: