Helena firefighters headed to California to battle wildfires

Posted at 10:31 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 12:31:11-04

HELENA — Helena leaders say two city crews will depart Tuesday to help battle wildfires in California.

According to the city, two Type 6 wildland trucks and six firefighters will be deployed for 18 days.

The teams are headed to Southern California and will be part of a multi-state effort to contain the fires.

A news release from the City of Helena said the request was approved by the Governor and facilitated through Montana Disaster and Emergency Services.

As of Tuesday morning more than 25 million California residents faced dangerous fire weather conditions.