A strike team from Nevada County made up of 5 fire engines is still battling various wildfires in California. Nevada County Consolidated Deputy Fire Marshall Terry McMahan says they had a crew change that left Nevada County on Friday.
McMahan says fire engines from Nevada County Consolidated, Opher Hill, Peardale and Rough and Ready Fire departments started on the Lowell Fire which broke out in Nevada County Saturday, July 25th. Then the Nevada County strike team was moved to work on the Rocky Fire burning in Lake and Colusa Counties, and last Friday they were sent to the River Complex Fires in the Shasta Trinity area.
McMahan explains how the strike teams get assigned.
The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Water Tender has also been sent to the Shasta Trinity fires.
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As of today, over 13,000 firefighters are battling 19 active wildfires across California. Yesterday was another hot day across much of California with temperatures reaching the triple digits in many areas. Gusty winds of up to 25 mph, pushed smoke from the fires burning in Trinity County down into the Sacramento region and Bay Area.