NH firefighters heading west to help battle wildfires
An increase in massive wildfires has prompted officials to request a corp of 20 New Hampshire firefighters to head out west to help battle the blazes.
N.H. Forest Ranger Douglas Miner said the additional firefighters were requested because there are currently seven large, active wildfires within the Rocky Mountain Area Geographic Coordination Center's reach.
The 20-member wildfire crew will depart from Allenstown at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on a coach bus to the mobilization center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From there, they will board a government contract jet and fly to the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado. Then the crew will travel to the RMACC in Lakewood, Colorado, for assignment.
Miner was unsure which specific incident(s) the crew will be assigned to at this point.