Mexican Firefighters Arrive in California to Help Battle Wildfires
Firefighters from Mexico are in California to help battle the record-breaking wildfires ravaging the state.
The US Forest Service in California welcomed firefighters from Mexico’s National Forestry Commission on Wednesday.
Deputy Regional Forester of the Pacific Southwest Region of the @forestservice, Tony Scardina, ”We’re proud to have them here,” while thanking them for coming to help after a press event today welcoming 100 Mexican Firefighters from @CONAFOR @NIFC_Fire @fsnifc #R5FireNews https://t.co/kdsMbEJra3 pic.twitter.com/yRTRgtg0NC
— USFS Fire-California (@R5_Fire_News) September 24, 2020
“Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures. In the end we all speak the same language when it comes to fighting fire,” said Eduardo Cruz, the Mexican agency’s national fire director.
The crews from Mexico will help fight the Sequoia Complex Fire, which spans more than 144,000 acres and as of Thursday was only 35% contained.