Second crew heading west to fight wildfires

By Tom Lehman 9:32pm, August 12, 2014 - Updated 1:22pm, August 13, 2014
The crew of firefighters that departed for the West Coast. (Photo courtesy of the Delaware Forest Service)
The Delaware Forest Service says a second crew of firefighters is heading west to help fight wildfires.

The 20-person group is set to begin a two-week assignment that will likely involve fighting wildfires in the Pacific Northwest or Northern California.

A team from Delaware just returned from a two-week assignment in Washington State on Aug. 5.

The firefighters will leave their headquarters in Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday for their flight from Harrisburg to Oregon.

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