8 Seattle Firefighters are Fighting Wildland Fires Across the State

August 17—The Seattle Fire Department has deployed eight firefighters to two separate wildland fires across the State to assist in firefighting operations.

Four Seattle Firefighters were sent to the Kettle Complex Fire. The crews are part of a Type 1 Engine Team. The crew has worked on the First Creek Fire on the South Shore of Lake Chelan State Park. Fire crews protected structures and also assisted in back fire operations. The crews were also sent to Pateros and Alta Lake for help in these fires.

Three days ago, four additional firefighters were sent to the Reach Complex Fire to be part of the firefighting operations. Three firefighters are working on radio communications. The firefighters are currently in the town of Curlew Washington.

All of the firefighters are wildland trained and have “red cards”.