Agencies From Across Country Battling French Fire

Published 08/05 2014 07:18PM

Updated 08/05 2014 07:21PM

Crews from around the United States are in the Sierra National Forest battling the French Fire.  Teams are here from as far away as Florida.

"I've learned that no one agency has all the resources to handle every incident that can come up in their jurisdictions by themselves," says Dennis Rein with the South Central Sierra Interagency Management Team.

People from 70 different agencies are at the French Fire. There's a total of 1,800 people working to get the fire contained. 

Crews are here from Florida, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas and Georgia.

The fire is currently is now 60% contained and 13,803 acres. It's cost $11.2 million to put out. 

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