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Local firefighters winding up service in California


December 20, 2017

Seven Sweet Home firefighters who have been serving for the past two weeks on strike teams in southern California, fighting wildfires, may be home in time for Christmas.

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, activated its Agency Operations Center Dec. 6 and deployed 15 strike teams with equipment and personnel to assist with the wildfires in California.

All Oregon resources are assigned to assist with the Thomas Fire burning near Ventura. The California Office of Emergency Services reports that the Thomas Fire is at 271,000 acres an...

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