Albuquerque-Metro

Albuquerque firefighters to help with California fires

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Albuquerque Firefighters are getting ready to leave for California to help fight the three massive and deadly fires tearing through towns.

High winds and dry terrain are fueling fires burning in northern and southern California.

In the south, the Woolsey Fire has jumped multiple freeways. It has forced the evacuation of at least 157,000 people, including all of Malibu.

The Camp Fire in the north destroyed the entire town of Paradise and at least nine people died trying to escape. Some had to abandon their cars and run for their lives.

AFR did not say how long they would be gone.

With more high winds in the forecast and a total of 110,000 acres already burning, crews do not expect a break anytime soon. 


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