California, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Wildfire

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue heads to California to battle wildfires

Washington County crews prepare to head to California. Photo: OSFM

A Type 6 brush rig and three firefighters from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue have joined a number of Washington County crews along with crews from Clatsop, Linn, Lane, Marion and Yamhill counties to head to California to assist in fighting the state’s 24 major wildfires, which combined with other smaller fires have burned 3.9 million acres of land so far. 

“The Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System (OFMAS) typically mobilizes 15 task forces this time of year to California, given . . .

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