Local fire departments are sending some of their crew members to other fires across California.
SLO City Fire is currently sending 2 firefighters on our Type 6 Engine to assist Mariposa County with the #BriceburgFire They will join strike team XSB 1520F being led by @SMFDHQ #OneTeamOneFight pic.twitter.com/5z3NXFJvvj— SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) October 10, 2019
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’s Rescue 1, with a crew of two, is assigned to a Type 6 strike team on the Briceburg Fire in Mariposa. Our members are working with crews from Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria-Summerland, and Montecito Fire. The fire is 4600 acres and 25% contained. pic.twitter.com/ZhQHG5OC4K— Lompoc City Fire (@LompocCityFire) October 10, 2019
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.