Alaska Firefighters Help Out With Lower 48 Fires

Alaska fire fighters have headed to the Lower 48 to help with wild fires and other natural disasters. Alaska Fire Service spokesman Doug Stockdale says 133 overhead personnel, seven fire crews and two aircraft from Alaska have been deployed south to assist with incidents in 11 states.

Stockdale says some Alaska resources are assigned to a large wildfire in Texas that’s already burned many homes.

Stockdale says the Alaska firefighters are generally on two week assignments, but could be re-assigned for additional time outside.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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