200 Texas firefighters deploying to California to help with wildfires

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The Camp Fire burns along a ridgetop near Big Bend, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Crews working to contain the blaze overnight faced deteriorating weather conditions according to CalFire as winds picked up and humidity dropped. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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.

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.

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