Siuslaw Valley firefighters sent to battle California wildfires

Three firefighters and an engine were sent down to California to help battle the Santa Rosa wildfires.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017 1:06 PM
Updated: Oct. 15, 2017 1:06 PM

FLORENCE, Ore. -- A fire crew from the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue have left for northern California.

Three firefighters and one engine left on October 10 with the Lane County Strike team.

READ MORE: Fire crews from Western Oregon sent to help fight California wildfire 

Officials said this is the first time the station has sent an engine to help fight a regional fire.

Crews are expected to return in 16 days.

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