SACRAMENTO, CA — A team of 10 firefighters from Israel arrived in Sacramento Sunday to join the fight in suppressing some of the largest wildfires California has ever seen. This marks the first time Israelis have been deployed to fight fires in the United States, officials announced Monday.
The crew will help battle the massive wildfires in Northern California for the next two weeks.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg gave the crew a warm welcome Sunday.
The SCU Lightning Complex is the second largest wildfire in state history, which has burned 383,157 acres and is 60 percent contained. The LNU Lightning Complex, the third largest, which has burned 375,209 acres and is 63 percent contained.