Utah firefighters continue to help battle California fires
SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly 80 Utah firefighters on Sunday continued to battle several blazes ravaging California that forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate.
Seventy-eight firefighters from 16 agencies in northern Utah — from Layton to Provo — left before dawn Thursday and got to work Friday. After one day of rest on Saturday, crews picked up again Sunday.
A crew from Unified Fire Authority was helping contain a 4,100 acre fire called the Lilac Fire in San Diego County on Sunday, said Unified firefighter Matthew McFarland.
Air operations on the lilac fire. Helping the Utah crews from above. pic.twitter.com/y42eJe6YAA
— Unified Fire (@FireAuthority) December 11, 2017
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