SACRAMENTO -- Firefighters from Sacramento are being deployed to help fight the outbreak of blazes across the state, including the Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.
Metro Fire Captain Chris Quinn says a major focus right now is assisting with the fire that's now burning more than 50,000 acres in Tuolumne County.
Quinn says a fully-staffed strike team of five engines and two leaders will provide hands-on help to the incident commanders and fire-scene manager.
Others could be going into neighborhoods, providing site assessment and assisting with evacuations. The strike teams could be on scene for up to two weeks.
Two engines from the office of emergency services are also heading to Tuolumne County. They could be there for three weeks.