BEND, OR -- Local firefighters are now in California to help battle the deadly fires in that state.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal activated its Agency Operations Center on Friday, and mobilized 15 strike teams with equipment and personnel to assist with the Camp Fire, which has now claimed the lives of at least 29 people and destroyed 6,500 homes, mostly in the town of Paradise.
Bend Fire sent five crew-members and Sisters-Camp Sherman sent four people. They’re expected to be gone two weeks.
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