Video: Calif. forest service firefighters return from Australian deployment

Twenty firefighters from Angeles National Forest returned Wednesday after about a month aiding Australia’s wildfire battle


By Laura French

ARCADIA, Calif. — A group of California firefighters were applauded at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday as they returned from battling Australia’s devastating wildfires.

The 20 Angeles National Forest firefighters were overseas for about a month assisting the Victoria Rural Fire Service, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters reunited with their loved ones at Los Angeles Fire Department Station 5 after a long flight.

A group of 20 Angeles National Forest Firefighters returned from Australian deployment Wednesday morning, after about a month fighting devastating wildfires overseas. (Photo/Angeles National Forest)
A group of 20 Angeles National Forest Firefighters returned from Australian deployment Wednesday morning, after about a month fighting devastating wildfires overseas. (Photo/Angeles National Forest)

“All of us on the forest, and I know their families, are proud of the hard work our dedicated firefighters accomplished while in Australia,” said Angeles Fire Chief Robert Garcia. “We look forward to hearing and learning from their experiences while abroad.”

 

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