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Grass Valley Sends Firefighters to Trinity County

With the Lowell Fire in the mop-up stages now, local fire departments can now be used to assist in the battle against other fires in the state. Grass Valley Fire Chief Mark Button says his department has sent firefighters to Trinity County as part of a strike team…

Listen to Mark Buttron 1

The ‘Mad River Complex’ in Six Rivers National Forest has burned almost 15-thousand acres, and is only ten percent contained. Buttron says the fire engine that was sent belongs to the state, but the firefighters are Grass Valley personnel…

Listen to Mark Buttron 2

Buttron says the firefighters on that fire work in 12-hour shifts, as opposed to the Lowell Fire where firefighters had 24 hours on the lines and then 24 off. The Grass Valley strike team is working the night shift.

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