Chico firefighters go to Southern California to help aid Thomas Fire

CFD sends firefighters to help aid Southern California fires. Photo credit: Sean Martens

CFD sends firefighters to help aid Southern California fires. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Fires in Southern California spread rapidly burning over 45,000 acres.

On Tuesday afternoon California Governor Edmund Brown declared a state of emergency alert for Ventura County and its’ surrounding areas.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services requested many fire units from across the state through the mutual aid system, including Chico’s Fire Department.

Chico Fire has sent two engines with another one to be on the way, according to CFD.

Chico Fire
Chico Fire addresses action towards the Thomas Fire. Tweet credits to @ChicoFD.

The fires in the area have been confirmed to have affected air quality, school and highway road closures and established curfew times for Ventura residents.

Ventura
A curefew has been established to prevent crime. Tweet credits to City of Ventura-Government.

Cal State Channel Island has also been impacted by air quality and will cancel classes with a closed campus on Wednesday Dec. 6 with an exception to on-campus housing students, according to a press release.

For further information you can contact CFD at 530-897-3400 or Cal Fire at 530-224-2489.

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