Los Angeles County firefighters work on the ground to protect homes from the Holy Fire while a plane drops fire retardant behind the residences along McVicker Canyon Park Road in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday afternoon, August 8, 2018. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) answered the call for resources and assistance needed on major wildfires burning out of county this week, deploying personnel as far north as Cougar Creek, Washington. The demand for resources prompted the opening of the Region I Coordination Center, which LACoFD uses to assist with mutual aid requests for Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
As of Friday, August 10, 2018, LACoFD had three Type I Engine Strike Teams, two Task Force units, three Crew Strike Teams, and one Long Crew deployed to six major wildfires in California and Washington. The incidents include the Cougar Creek, Mendocino Complex, Ferguson, Donnell, Carr, and Holy fires.
For ongoing updates on all of these incidents, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov.