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Arizona National Guard To Help Fight California Fires

Mendocino Complex fire burning near Leesville
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Mendocino Complex fire burning near Leesville, California, on Aug. 4, 2018.

The Arizona National Guard says a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and its crew from the National Guard's 98th Aviation Troop Command are headed to California to help with fight wildfires.

The crew reported for duty Monday to Mathers Air Force Base in Sacramento County, California.

The National Guard in California over the weekend called on the Arizona contingent for its help.

California is experiencing its largest and most destructive wildfire season.

Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management joined the Show to provide an update on the aid Arizona is providing.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.