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Utah firefighters head to Texas to help with wildfires



Utah – In order to help assist with wildfires, a couple of Utah firefighters are headed to Texas.

According to The Lone Peak Fire District, wildfire season is starting two and a half months earlier than last year.

“Mid-February through mid-April is the peak of winter/spring fire season,” said Brad Smith, the predictive services department head at Texas A&M Forest Service, a division of Texas A&M AgriLife.

The crew is heading to assist with the initial attack on new fires and they are expecting extreme fire behavior and lightning over the next few days.

Lone Peak Fire District wished seasonal wildland firefighters Will Visser, Austin Wilson, and Chris Wilden safe travels.


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