200 Texas Firefighters Headed to California to Battle Wildfires
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Sunday he will deploy 200 Texas firefighters and 55 engines to help battle wildfires currently raging across California.
Our news partner, KWTX, reports that teams from the Texas Forest Service and Texas A&M will also be traveling west to help.
"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", said Governor Abbott.
CBS News reports that at least 25 people have died and over 100 are missing after the fire north of San Francisco, dubbed Paradise Camp Fire, destroyed much of the city of Paradise. That fire has reportedly destroyed almost 7,000 structures and is believed to be the worst in the state's history.
Meanwhile, a Southern California fire, dubbed the Woolsey Fire, has torn through working class homes and mansions in Malibu, where over 250,000 people have been evacuated.