TEXAS (KXAN) — Firefighters and emergency responders from across the state will be deployed to help with the wildfires raging through southern California, a release from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office said Sunday.
About 200 firefighters and 55 fire engines will be sent starting Monday morning, along with teams from the Texas Forest Service at Texas A&M.
Some of those firefighters include those from Austin Fire Department, Kyle Fire Department and Lake Travis Firefighters.
It’s official. #LTfirefighter Battalion Chief Carlson, Lt. McAnally, and Lt. Griggs will be deploying with nearly 200 other Texas firefighters to California tomorrow at 1300.
Safe travels and safe work on the fireground and in the air to all the firefighters assigned. pic.twitter.com/Va2lfYx3nz— Lake Travis FF (@LTfirefighters) November 12, 2018
A spokesperson with AFD could not yet confirm an exact number or what time they will be deployed tomorrow.
The California statewide death toll stands at more than two dozen, according to the AP.