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.
FCFA is sending 3 firefighters on Brush Engine 6661 to assist our neighbors in L.A. County with the #TickFire. #TaskForce1474 #5citiesfire #arroyogrande #GroverBeach #oceano pic.twitter.com/3CPsw2aFNN— Five Cities Fire (@5CitiesFirePIO) October 25, 2019
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 Fire burning in northern California.
Paso Robles Firefighters have been reassigned from the #TickFire in LA County to the #KincadeFire in Northern California as part of ST 1810A and TF 1474. @PRCity, @PasoDailyNews https://t.co/Ioe1naA9lD— Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services (@PasoRoblesES) October 26, 2019
CAL FIRE SLO also deployed two Battalion chiefs with Incident Management Team 6 to the Kincade Fire.
#KincadeFire that started at 9:24 last night has grown to 10,000 acres overnight North East of Gyserville, Ca. Incident Management Team 6 has been activated. CAL FIRE SLO has deployed two Battalion Chiefs that are part of IMT-6. CAL FIRE SLO remains fully staffed and prepared. pic.twitter.com/OPm8xA06Yd— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) October 24, 2019