300 Oregon Firefighters Just Left To Fight A Huge Fire In California

Almost 180,000 people in Sonoma County California (not far north of San Francisco) have had to leave their homes because of a new raging wildfire. The Kincade fire is being fueled by enormous winds up to 80 miles per hour, causing California to declare a state of emergency.

Firefighters from around various counties in Oregon left on Sunday October 27th, 2019 to help fight the fire. Oregon counties represented by firefighters include:

  • Lincoln
  • Lane
  • Jackson
  • Josephine
  • Klamath
  • Washington
  • Clackamas
  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Marion
  • Multnomah
  • Benton
  • Linn
  • Yamhill

The Oregon firefighters will be working with those already in California to protect homes and other structures. The Kincade fire is approximately 10% contained. It's already burned through 47 square miles and demolished almost 80 structures.