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California firefighters return from battling Australia fires

20 firefighters from California have returned to the United States after spending nearly a month battling wildfires in Australia.

Posted: Feb 5, 2020 10:22 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty firefighters from California have returned to the United States after spending nearly a month battling wildfires in Australia.

The firefighters based at Angeles National Forest arrived at Los Angeles International Airport early Wednesday and were scheduled to reunite with their families at a nearby city fire station.

The 18 men and two women had worked with the Victoria Rural Fire Service to fight Australia's devastating blazes.

Angeles National Forest sprawls over more than 1,090 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains, forming a wilderness backdrop to metropolitan Los Angeles.

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Thankfully, the wind is cooperating much better today in northern California. Our weather is still quite hot for this time of year and very dry. There is plenty of haze and smoke from the Fawn Fire overhead, and it isn't leaving yet.
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