Tahoe firefighters sent to raging SoCal blaze

More than 15 engines, making up three strike teams, have been deployed from the Lake Tahoe Basin area to the Thomas Fire near Ventura County.

The Thomas Fire started on Dec. 4 at approximately 6:28pm and has burned 45,000 acres and destroyed more than 150 structures.

Engines assigned to the numerous strike teams deployed include: Tahoe Douglas Fire, East Fork Fire, Truckee Fire, North Tahoe Fire, Lake Valley Fire, Truckee Meadows Fire, Sparks Fire, Amador Fire, Mule Creek Fire, North Lake Tahoe Fire, Carson City Fire, South Lake Tahoe Fire, Central Lyon County Fire, and Fallen Leaf Fire.

A fourth strike team has recently been ordered to assist with an additional wildfire burning in Southern California. Resources assigned to the fourth strike team are in the process of being assigned to the incident.

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