Local firefighters arrive in northern California to help out
Three Green Valley Fire District firefighters have arrived in northern California to help with the wildfires that as of Saturday had burned more 5,700 structures and killed at least 35 people.
The firefighters were assigned to the Nuns Fire in the Enchanted Hills area, and are working with crews from Tubac, Rio Rico, Pierce Sunsites in southeastern Arizona and Timber Mesa in Show Low. They will be gone two weeks.
GVFD brought its Type 3 Engine, a $300,000, four-wheel drive vehicle that carries much more water and equipment than the Type 6 engines often used during wildland fire season. It also has a nozzle in front that allows crews to fight fires from inside the cab.
This is the 37th time this year GVFD crews have been called out to help other agencies battle wildfires across the nation.