This morning at 3:00 am, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District sent Engine 53A as part of a strike team to join forces across the State of California to Napa and Sonoma County to battle the wildland fires.
For the District, this is the first time in more than a decade we have been able to participate as part of a strike team and mutual aid response.
“For many years, East Contra Costa Fire has been on the receiving end of support whether it be a structure fire, vegetation fire or the Mt. Diablo fire, it feels good to be able to reciprocate services to help other areas in great need,” said Chief Brian Helmick. “We hope our all firefighters battling fires across the state a safe journey and thank them for their service.”
CA Statewide Fire Summary. Firefighters are battling 22 large wildfires that have burned nearly 170,000 acres.