Conroe and Montgomery County Firefighters Deployed to California

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Conroe and Montgomery County Firefighters in California. Picture courtesy of Conroe Fire Department.

Local Firefighters from Conroe and Montgomery County have been assigned to a Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) strike team that has responded to California to assist over 16,000 other firefighters, who are battling 25 major wildfires.  TIFMAS Strike Team 143 departed Texas on Friday September 11th and checked in with the Creek Fire Unified Command Post on Sunday September 13th.   Since being assigned to the Creek Fire, Strike Team 143 has been busy clearing brush to reinforce fire lines.

Conroe and Montgomery County Firefighters in California. Picture courtesy of Conroe Fire Department.

The latest update from CAL FIRE, The Creek Fire has now burned 220,025 acres, destroyed over 630 structures and is 18 % contained.  Conroe, Montgomery County and other Texas firefighters that comprise Strike Team 143 are expecting to remain on station assisting with firefighting effort for a minimum of two weeks. 

Conroe and Montgomery County Firefighters in California. Picture courtesy of Conroe Fire Department.

Montgomery County Fire Departments assigned to California:

  • Conroe Fire Department
  • Caney Creek Fire Department
  • North Montgomery County Fire Department
  • South Montgomery County Fire Department
Conroe and Montgomery County Firefighters in California. Picture courtesy of Conroe Fire Department.

For updates on California’s 2020 wildfire season:

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

For updates on The Creek Fire:

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/9/4/creek-fire/

Conroe and Montgomery County Firefighters in California. Picture courtesy of Conroe Fire Department.

U.S. Forest Service Statistics of Wildfires:

  •  In 2019, 87% of wildfires were caused by humans.
  • Nearly nine out of ten wildfires are caused by humans and could have been prevented.
Conroe Fire Department vehicle in California. Picture courtesy of Conroe Fire Department.

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