|Fire crews from Utah County arrive in California.|
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By David Kennard
PROVO -- Firefighters from Utah County are part of the 28,000 working to extinguish the 66 wildfires burning across the West.
The Utah County Fire Department has crews and equipment battling the Mad River Complex near Redding in Trinity County, Calif.
The fire has burning 36,055 acres and is 68 percent contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
The Utah County firefighters aren't the only “foreigners” working on major fires in the West. Officials said today that 68 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand have been deployed to incidents in Oregon and Washington.
To date, nearly 1.7 million acres have burned in the last few weeks as extremely hot and dry weather has moved into the western states.