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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.

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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.