Bend Firefighters Deployed to California for First Time Ever

For the first time in the department’s history, Bend Firefighters Local 227 engine and crew have been deployed to Northern California to help battle a massive wildfire that’s destroyed more than 200,000 homes and buildings and claimed dozens of lives.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed caught up with Battalion Chief Dave Howe of the Bend Fire Department to discuss how the team plans to help battle the blaze.

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