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State BLM firefighters deployed to Australia


January 8, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington/Oregon announced Monday that it has deployed four firefighters to assist Australia with the prolific wildfires spread throughout the country. These firefighters include staff who have accompanied 13 other interagency Pacific Northwest firefighters also assisting Australia.

The BLM firefighters from Washington/Oregon being deployed to Australia include expertise in air tactical support, wildland fire incident management, and firefighter crew leadership.

Fires that started to burn in August have continued uninterrupted, with large areas of both New South Wales and Queensland burned, multiple property losses, and fatalities. Fire conditions c...

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