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Oregon sending 10 strike teams to help with California wildfires

Posted December 6, 2017 12:36 p.m. EST

— Oregon is sending fire crews throughout the state to assist with the wildfires burning in Southern California.

Paula Negele with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management said a total of 10 strike teams are heading to Southern California to help.

The strike teams include: Lane County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Linn County, Marion County, Rogue Valley, Clackamas County, a combined team from Polk, Linn, and Benton counties, Klamath County, and Yamhill County.

Multnomah County is sending a strike team that will consist of two Gresham Fire engines and three Portland Fire engines, and a chief officer.

The Multnomah Co. strike team has already gathered wildfire deployment equipment and is heading south to meet up with other resources from Oregon.