At least 100 Mexican firefighters landed in California to help tackle the state’s raging wildfires.
The record-breaking fires continue to destroy the state, despite relentless efforts from firefighters all around.
US Forest Service base in California welcomed the team that arrived from the Mexican National Forestry Commission. Meanwhile, the agency’s fire director sent out a heartfelt message that went viral around the globe.
He claimed: ‘Fires don’t have borders, fires don’t have different languages or cultures. At the end of it all, we all speak the same language when fighting fires.’
The Mexican crews will assist in fighting Sequoia Complex’s Fire that spans around 144,000 acres. Moreover, Thursday’s facts and figures showed how only 35% was under control.
Nevertheless, the deputy regional forester for the Pacific region explained his elation over the matter. He said he was so proud to see Mexicans here. But this isn’t the first time that firefighters from other countries took place in the operation.
Recently, Canada as well as Oregon dispatched firefighting teams into the region. And that’s after the US Forest Service’s plea for assistance via the National Fire Center.
Currently, there are a total of 23 large and raging fires that continue to burn in the state. Similarly, Oregon is also suffering from a total of 12 more. The devastating aftereffects left more than 3.4 million acres of burnt land. And this is the worst affairs in the history of the state.
Oregon is also suffering side by side. Here, the catastrophic fires left more than 938,000 acres of burnt land. And authorities fear more losses are on the way.
Mexico sent a total of 5 teams with 20 trained members on each team. All the firefighters are well equipped. And for that reason, they will first tackle California Sequoia, National Park. They will work alongside the US Forest Service to bring about a much-needed change.