Delaware sends 20 firefighters to battle wildfires

A crew of 20 Delaware firefighters is going to Montana to fight wildfires.

It is the second crew in just a few months to be dispatched from Delaware to fight the Western wildfires.

Back in July, a crew was dispatched to the Rocky Mountain region.

Wildfires are burning through a swath of Western states. The Delaware Forest Service said more than 1.5 million acres are ablaze in more than 130 separate wildfires.

The Forest Service has trained more than 600 volunteer firefighters in Delaware to be part of 20-person crews that can be dispatched out of state when needed.

The 20-member team is traveling Sunday from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Missoula, Montana.

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