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MS firefighters headed west to fight wildfires

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Twenty firefighters with the Mississippi Forestry Commission are headed west to help fight a 1,600-acre wildfire. Twenty firefighters with the Mississippi Forestry Commission are headed west to help fight a 1,600-acre wildfire.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Twenty firefighters with the Mississippi Forestry Commission are headed west to help fight a 1,600-acre wildfire.

The firefighters are scheduled to be out of town for 14 days. They're joining hundreds from across the country who are already fighting the blaze.

The men will likely head to northern California to help extinguish the Salmon River Complex fire at Klamath National Park.

Anthony Johnson is one of the 20 going for the trip.

"They got a lot of lightening strikes and droughts out there so we just have to keep out heads up," Johnson said.

The men are from all over the Magnolia State. Before heading out they were briefed on supplies and safety precautions.

Randy Giachelli says he knows the danger that lies ahead, but he's confident in the training they've received.

"Everybody is trained on the same level, so we feel like we'll be ok," Giachelli said.

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