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Out of state reinforcements arriving to help battle Spokane fires

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

More than 500 firefighters from all over the region will be sleeping at a makeshift tent city while they fight the Spokane Complex fire, made up of the Yale Road and Wellesley Fires. 

On Monday night, more and more crews continued arriving from all over Washington, Oregon and Idaho, bringing in much needed resources to fire crews already stretched thin.

Mobile showers and bathrooms, along with mobile kitchens which will be putting out nearly 1,800 meals a day for some very hungry firefighters who will be working long, hot days.

After a 12 to 14 hour day on the fire lines, firefighters are able to come back to camp and get a hot shower, a meal and some sleep before getting up and doing it all over again the next day.

As for how long they'll be here, much like the smoke, it's up in the air. Firefighters say it really depends on the conditions and the weather.

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