Peoria Fire-Medical sends crew to help battle California wildfires

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The Peoria Fire-Medical Department announced Thursday that they have sent some personnel and equipment to assist with the firefighting efforts in Southern California. 

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Peoria fire officials said they sent four firefighters and one of their engines to Southern California Wednesday. 

The fire crew will meet the logistics team at the Southern California operations and will be assigned to their destination.

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"Numerous fires are burning in the Southern California region, endangering lives and homes," said Tim Eiden, a spokesman with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department.  

"These fires are spreading rapidly due to strong winds in the region, making them difficult to contain." 

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Eiden added that the department is part of the Central Arizona Wildland Response Team.

Any resources, such as personnel and equipment, are shared regionally and around the country as emergencies arise, according to Eiden.

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