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Local Firefighters Heading to Kern County Blaze

There are over four thousand firefighters battling blazes in southern California, and part of a strike team from Grass Valley is on their way to join them. Grass Valley Fire Chief Mark Buttron says the request came in from CalFire early this (Friday) morning…

Listen to Mark Buttron 1

The Erskine Fire is in Kern County near Lake Isabella. That fire has destroyed homes and two people have died. The Grass Valley firefighters stopped in Ripon, and joined four other engines from San Joaquin County. Buttron says they may be there for awhile…

Listen to Mark Buttron 2

Buttron says he believes his crew is the first from Nevada County to be asked to help down south. He adds its possible that crews from other agencies in Nevada County could get a call as well.

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