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Summit County Firefighters Help With California Wildfires

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Firefighters from Summit County traveled to California to help those crews battle dozens of major wildfires.

Firefighters from both Lake Dillon Fire Rescue and Red, White & Blue Fire went to California this week. They joined nearly 600 firefighters battling the Gasquet Complex, six fires that are burning nearly 3,000 acres in the Six Rivers National Forest near Gasquet, Calif.

"While the wildfire danger in Summit County remains uncharacteristically low for this time of year, we want to take advantage of the opportunity to team with other firefighters throughout the West and give our crews real-world experience and training that can't be replicated," said Lake Dillon Fire Chief Jeff Berino in a statement.

"Our firefighters are excited to be deployed, and we know from other fires in recent years that they bring back invaluable information from the experiences on the fire line and share them with our crews," said Red, White & Blue Fire Chief Jim Keating in a statement.

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