Central Texas Firefighters deployed to assist in wildfires in California

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 15:02:49-04

Some Central Texas firefighters are being deployed to assist in the wildfires in California after Governor Abbott announced that Texas would be sending reinforcements.

Firefighters from Bryan, Copperas Cove, Killeen and Temple are all headed to California to help fight the fires.

The announcements come after Governor Greg Abbott announced that firefighters and support personnel from across Texas have been deployed to help combat the devastating wildfires currently impacting the state of California.

Approximately 190 firefighters, 50 fire trucks, and 10 command vehicles from 56 fire departments in Texas will be deployed to California today. These resources are in addition to the 44 firefighters, 10 fire trucks, and 2 command vehicles previously deployed in late August.