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Local firefighters heading to state fires

Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 10, 2019

Local fire departments are sending some of their crew members to other fires across California.

The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department sent out a tweet, saying it was sending two of its members to assist with Mariposa County fire crews in extinguishing the Briceburg Fire.

They said the firefighters would be joining Strike Team XSB 1520F led by the Santa Maria City Fire Department.

Lompoc City Fire also tweeted they would be helping crews put out the Briceburg Fire in the Mariposa area. Lompoc Rescue 1, which consists of a two-person crew, will be assigned to a Type 6 strike team.

Lompoc Fire mentioned in its tweet that the team would be working with crews from Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria-Summerland and Montecito Fire.

The Briceburg Fire started on Sunday afternoon around 4:15 p.m.

As of Thursday morning, it burned 4,900 acres and destroyed one structure.

CAL FIRE reports the fire is 25% contained.