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National Guard helps fight California fires sparked by dry lightning




(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The National Guard is helping to fight California fires, sending four C130s filled with flame retardants and water, the state's fire-fighting agency Cal Fire says, according to dpa.

Two C130 heavy transport aircraft are already on the scene, and
another two are coming from the Colorado National Guard, a fire
official says in a briefing posted on Twitter.

Dry lightning has caused many of the 21 fires consuming the state's
water-starved forests, brush and grasslands, the official says.

He shows a map indicating dozens of lightning strikes delivered by
storm systems that fail to drop water.


National Guard helps fight California fires sparked by dry lightning

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