Idaho Wildfire Crews Dispatched to Arizona - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Wildfire Crews Dispatched to Arizona

BOISE, Idaho (AP)- More than three dozen Idaho wildfire fighters are heading to Arizona to help battle a blaze burning near the city of Flagstaff.

Officials at the National Interagency Fire Center said 20 members from the Boise Hotshots and another 20 from the Sawtooth Hotshots were dispatched to the blaze Monday. The so-called Schultz Fire has burned 8,800 acres so far.

The hotshots are not the first Idaho crews to be sent out to wildfires this season. Eight Boise smokejumpers are in Colorado supporting crews working a series of smaller fires.

And two weeks ago, Idaho sent 31 smokejumpers to Alaska.
      

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