On Wednesday 23rd September 2020, the United States Forest Service in California welcomed firefighters from Mexico’s National Forestry Commission.
About 23 large fires are burning in California, with 12 more in Oregon. In California, more than 3.4 million acres have been burned. In Oregon, 938,000 acres have burned.
Canada has also sent firefighting crews to California and Oregon this month after the US Forest Service requested additional help through the National Interagency Fire Center.
Eduardo Cruz, the Mexican agency’s national fire director said “Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures. In the end, we all speak the same language when it comes to fighting the fire.”
All hands are on deck as all firefighters are fighting tirelessly to ensure all lives and properties are safe.