Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Virginia's Department of Forestry has sent 22 firefighters to help fight fires out in the Northwest.  Fires have burned close to a million acres in Oregon and Washington. 

 

The Forestry Department's Fred Turck says they are not sure where the crew is going within Oregon.  Two additional non-Forestry crews did leave with them, meaning 60 Virginians will be assisting. 

 

The crews will be gone for 16 days.  Turck says even though it is dry here, they still have enough firefighters to handle anything that may arise here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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