AFD sends members to help fight west Texas wildfires

Photo: Lt. Bruce Mayo, Austin Fire Dept.

The Austin Fire Department sent several members on Thursday to assist in the wildfire fight in west Texas, according to the department.

AFD sent four members to Midland at the request of the Texas Forest Service.

Firefighters from Austin, Oak Hill, Lake Travis, Round Rock, and Bryan have been deployed as well.

The department expects the firefighters to be gone for a week.

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