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Local firefighters will hold off deployment to California

SPOKANE, Wash. - Several local firefighters who were heading south to help fight wildfires burning in California have been told to hold off. 

The Spokane Fire Department initially authorized three Type 5/6 engines, a strike-team leader and additional firefighters to staff a two-week mission.  

Nearly 200,000 people in Northern California are under evacuation orders as crews work to contain the Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County. 

READ: Spokane-area firefighters deployed to assist with Calif. wildfires

Though their deployment was canceled, firefighters with Spokane County Fire District 8 say they’ll stay ready to respond if called. 



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