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Central Coast firefighters helping to battle devastating California wildfires

Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 26, 2019

A number of firefighters from the Central Coast are traveling to help battle California wildfires blazing across the state.

The Tick Fire burning near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County has burned nearly 4,300 acres in Canyon Country as of Saturday afternoon. In northern California, the Kincade Fire has destroyed nearly 25,000 acres of homes and wine country in Sonoma County.

The Morro Bay Fire Department and the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department sent OES engines with four firefighters on each one to the Tick Fire. Also helping with the Tick Fire is the Santa Barbara County Fire Department which sent a crew and dozer, the Lompoc Fire Department and Five Cities Fire Authority.

Fire crews from the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services and Santa Maria Fire Department first went to the Tick Fire, but have been reassigned to the Kincade Fireburning in northern California.

CAL FIRE SLO also deployed two Battalion chiefs with Incident Management Team 6 to the Kincade Fire.