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OR firefighters come home after battling CA blazes


SPECIAL ELECTION IS NOVEMBER 5. OREGON FIREFIGHTERS WHO WERE ASSIGNED TO HELP FIGHT THE KINCADE FIRE IN CALIFORNIA ARE STARTING TO RETURN HOME. FIVE OF THE STRIKE TEAMS HAVE DEMOBILIZED AND ARE NOW BACK IN OREGON. THAT INCLUDES THE TEAM FROM MULTNOMAH COUNTY, WHICH CONSISTED OF FIREFIGHTERS FROM PORTLAND, CORBETT, AND TUALATIN. PORTLAND FIRE AND OTHERS AROUND THE STATE ARE EXPERIENCING THIS HAVING GONE TO NUMEROUS WILDFIRES AROUND OREGON AS WELL AS HAVING CALIFORNIA IN PRIOR YEARS. WE ARE TRAINED AND QUALIFIED FOR IT. EMILY: 15 STRIKE TEAMS IN TOTAL FROM OREGON HELPED BATTLE THE FIRES IN CALIFORNIA, THOSE STRIKE TEAMS NUMBERED NEARLY 300 PEOPLE FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE.

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