Fires Do Not Have Borders’: Mexican Firefighters Arrive In California

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Firefighters from Mexico have arrived in California to help battle the wildfires ravaging the state.

The US Forest Service in California welcomed firefighters from Mexico’s National Forestry Commission on Wednesday.

“Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures. In the end we all speak the same language when it comes to fighting fire,” said Eduardo Cruz, the Mexican agency’s national fire director.

The five crews from Mexico — a total of 100 firefighters — will help fight the Sequoia Complex Fire, which spans more than 144,000 acres.

“We’re proud to have them here,” said Tony Scardina, deputy regional forester of the Pacific Southwest region of the US Forest Service.