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Local National Guard troops help fight state's wildfires

Original post made on Aug 21, 2013

Today more than 7,000 firefighters, several California National Guard helicopters and two C-130 cargo planes are battling a dozen major wildfires in the state, which have charred a total of nearly 100,000 acres, a Cal Fire spokesman said. Troops were departing Moffett Field today, Aug. 21, to combat wildfires from the air.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:10 PM

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Posted by Supporter
a resident of another community
on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

CalFire does an amazing job!


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Posted by hmmm
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

"Berlant said 94 percent of wildfires are accidentally or negligently caused by humans, so they are preventable. "

So if we calculate that here then 141 of the 150 fires were not started by lighting but by humans.


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Posted by Mom
a resident of Slater
on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I am thankful we have Moffett Field right here to help deal with these things. This is a great benefit to our community and the whole state.


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