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West Virginia Fire Crew Member on Fighting Oregon Fires

Beth Vorhees
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Although cooler weather and rain have led to some progress in recent days, there are more than 1,000 firefighters still battling seven major fires in Oregon. The Canyon Creek Complex fire is the biggest of those, with about 110,000 acres burning and more than 550 firefighters working on it.  Firefighters from the West Virginia Division of Forestry were recently in Oregon, lending assistance in fighting the massive fires there.

Fire Staff Assistance Jeremy Jones is a 12 year veteran of the state’s forest fire fighting team. Walt Jackson has been with the division for 22 years and is the Assistant State Forester for Forest Protection.  We sat down with both men yesterday to talk about the work of fighting fires here and in other states.

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