Colorado is sending 17 fire engines to support California wildfire operations. The request was made Tuesday through the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System.
The engines and crews left the state Wednesday, and will support firefighting efforts in southern California. They are traveling to Chino, California, where they will then be assigned to specific locations and tasks. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control expects a second group of fire engines may also deploy to California later in the week.
The request is coordinated in partnership between the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center and DFPC.
The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and DFPCl are working with CalFire to meet any additional needs.
Agencies from across Colorado are sending crews for a 14-day assignment.