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Idaho sending firefighters to fight California wildfires

October 30, 2019 GMT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is sending firefighters and equipment to California to fight wildfires.

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little late Tuesday approved sending five fire engines and 17 personnel to California where numerous wind-driven wildfires have been burning.

The approval is part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact agreement Idaho has with California.

The Idaho crews are coming from the Emmett Fire Department, Parma Fire Department, Sand Hollow Fire Department and Weiser Rural Fire Department.