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Abbott: Texas to send firefighters to California

November 12, 2018 - 9:29 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying firefighters from Texas to help with the devastating wildifres in California.

Abbott announced Sunday night that some 200 firefighters, along with 55 fire engines from local departments across Texas will begin deploying to California. Teams from the Texas Forest Service at Texas A&M will join the effort as well.

"When disaster strikes, it is imperative that the call for help is answered, and that is exactly what these men and women serving in fire departments across Texas are doing,” said Gov. Abbott. “As California continues to fight these fires, Texas will be sending its bravest firefighters to aid in their efforts. Our prayers go out to all who have been impacted by these devastating wildfires, and the State of Texas will continue to offer any resources to aid in the recovery process.”

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