May 2, 2006 - Engine crew heads to South Texas
Klamath Basin's Engine 81 headed south to assist Texas-based refuge fire crews on May 2nd. This is the second year in a row Engine 81 has been requested to south Texas for severity staffing. The crew has already extinguished one 1/4 acre wildfire and is anticipating more. Last year, the engine crew spent 30 days in McAllen, TX, near Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge fighting more than a dozen wildfires. Texas has experienced a record fire season this year, with continual activity since late November, 2005. The crew will remain in Texas for at least two weeks and may continue for an additional two weeks if necessary.
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