As Californians welcome the summer season, much of the state is baking with scorching temperatures and wildfires flaring up from the northern most counties to the southern border.
Firefighters have made progress in battling some of these wildfires. However, many homes and communities may still be threatened. In some areas, residents remain evacuated and critical infrastructure is at risk as firefighters work hard to gain control.
Through the State Mutual Aid Program, Cal OES has worked with local operational areas to coordinate resources to fight these wildfires. Currently, the number of mutual aid resources are as follows:
- Total Mutual Aid Firefighting Strike Teams – 29
- Total Mutual Aid Fire Engines – 372
- Total Mutual Aid Firefighters – 1,207
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures for the remainder of the week are going to be relatively high, which increases the risk of wildfire danger. If additional wildfires do develop, Cal OES stands ready to coordinate the resources necessary to local governments to assist with fighting these blazes.
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