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News Release
Oregon Deploys Strike Teams to the Thomas Fire in Southern California - 12/06/17

At 9:36 p.m. on December 6, 2017, Clackamas Fire District #1 was activated by the Clackamas County Fire Defense Board to mobilize firefighting resources to respond to the major wildfires in southern California. A Strike Team of Heavy Brush Type III units from Clackamas Fire District #1, Canby Fire District #62, and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded with a total of 10 Strike Teams from 12 counties across the state of Oregon. Oregon resources are expected to be deployed for 14 days. A Strike Team is made up of a number of units along with a leader, and all units are the same. Clackamas Fire deployed two interface engines along with a Strike Team leader. The Strike Team was deployed to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California. Currently, there are 12,000 structures threatened, scorched over 65,000 acres, and 0% containment.

Deployment questions can go to the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Public Information Officer Rich Hoover at 503.934.8217. For more information regarding the California wildfires, visit the Incident Information System at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Facebook and Twitter pages: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRE/ and https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE.

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