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Thomas County sends two firefighters to help with California wildfires

Posted at 5:05 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 17:05:00-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Firefighters from all over the country are heading to California and Utah including some from south Georgia.

Thomas County deployed two volunteer firefighters to each state to assist with the wildfires.

Officials in California say there are at least 15 major wildfires in the state.

Thomas County Fire Chief, Chris Jones, says the department is proud to have two capable firefighters to help those in need hundreds of miles away.

"Firefighters are very unique and they're willing to go wherever they need to go and do whatever they need to do to help people and protect property," said Jones.

Jones says one firefighter will return to Thomas County on August 21.