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Local firefighters stationed across California as wildfires rage


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Firefighters from the Central and South Coasts are stationed across the state as wildfires burn in both Northern and Southern California.

On Monday, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said a team of firefighters that had been working the Tick Fire near Santa Clarita had been reassigned to the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.

CAL FIRE SLO and San Luis Obispo City firefighters were also sent to the Kincade Fire.

Last night, SLO City firefighters protected a winery and home while assigned to the #KincaidFire. Strong winds made work difficult, but crews were successful with their assignment. More work will be waiting for them and #StrikeTeam1810A tomorrow.— SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) October 28, 2019

As of Monday morning, the fire had burned more than 66,000 acres and destroyed nearly 100 structures. The fire was just 5 percent contained.

Some Santa Barbara County fire crews were also assigned to the Getty Fire burning along the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.

The Ventura County Fire Department also said Monday that it had sent 15 engines to assist with the Getty Fire. The fire broke out early Monday morning and quickly exploded to more than 600 acres.

VCFD with our partnering agencies have sent 15 engines to assist with the @GettyFire that’s threatening 10,000 structures and already burned 400 acres. @VenturaCityFD @OxnardFire @LAFD @LACoFDPIO— VCFDPIO (@VCFD_PIO) October 28, 2019

In San Luis Obispo County, the Five Cities Fire Authority also sent a strike team to Contra Costa County in the East Bay Area, where several fires broke out Sunday.

FCFA Brush 6661 and a Strike Team Leader (Trainee) remain part of #TaskForce1474 assigned to Contra Costa County operating out of Concord. They have responded to four different fires today in the Martinez and Diablo areas. #5citiesfire— Five Cities Fire (@5CitiesFirePIO) October 28, 2019

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