Hundreds of firefighters head home after battling Trinity County fires

Aug 19, 2015 4:01 PM by News Staff

Hundreds of firefighters from the east coast are headed home Wednesday, after spending the last two weeks battling wildfires in Trinity County.

More than 50 United States Forest Service firefighters started the journey home from Redding this morning. They’ve spent the last two weeks in Hayfork, working 16 hour days, with no days off.

The firefighters say they were happy to help, and learned a lot, but say their glad to be going home. “It was a good experience, a lot of steep country that we're not used to, being from Florida, but it was real good and we were able to get a lot of good work done” says Jared Nobles.

A total of 600 firefighters, all the way from Florida and Puerto Rico among others, have helped battle the Trinity County fires.

The fires continue to burn though, and as these brave firefighters prepare to head home, a new group of out-of-staters are headed west.


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