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Utah Sends Large Group Of Firemen To Fight Oregon Wildfires

A group of 57 Utah firefighters was sent to Oregon Sunday to help fight the state’s rapidly-growing wildfires.The group is made up of fire firefighters from nine Utah fire agencies. They were deployed from the Maverik Center in West Valley City Sunday morning. The deployment is part of the Emergency Assistance Compact that coordinates state-to-state mutual aid through emergency agencies. Utah offered to help through the EAC and Oregon accepted. 


It is planned the firefighters will remain in Oregon for 14 working days plus travel days, according to the Utah Division of Emergency Management.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!