Western Fire Crews Get An Assist From Australia And New Zealand

Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch Fire, as it continues to spread toward the town of Upper Lake, Calif., last week.

Fires in Washington state, Oregon and Northern California have firefighters overtaxed and needing a break — relief is coming from New Zealand and Australia.

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Source: NPR