Siskiyou County fire response agencies assist in Southern California fire

(KTVL/Mike Marut)

Cal Fire's Siskiyou Unit and the U.S. Forest Service with the Klamath National Forest sent personnel and equipment to help fight the Thomas Fire in Southern California.

Fire season in Siskiyou County ended last month, but obviously that's not the case for other areas of California.

"Crews look at the weather forecast and they can kind of see that coming down the road like 'okay, there's a potential we could have these winds,'" Joshua Veal, public affairs for the Klamath National Forest, said. "The southern operations coordinates with the northern operations and we will kind of get together to talk about what resources may be needed."

Cal Fire sent five volunteer fire engines, a bulldozer and about 35 Cal Fire firefighters.

Klamath National Forest sent a 10-person hand crew and are trying to send more engine resources.

Both agencies plan to send more reinforcements as the day continues.

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