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Gov. Abbott to deploy Texas firefighters to California

Firefighters work to keep flames from spreading through the Shadowbrook apartment complex as a wildfire burns through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The governor of Texas announced Sunday that he will be deploying firefighters from across the state to aid in battling the wildfires in California.

Governor Greg Abbott’s office stated that approximately 200 firefighters and support personnel with 55 engines, along with teams from the Texas Forest Service at Texas A&M, will head to Southern California beginning Monday morning.

“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 Governor 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.”

Lake Travis Fire Rescue personnel will be deploying Monday at 1 p.m., according to a social media post.


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