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Truckee Meadows Fire Assisting with Oklahoma Rhea Fire

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Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District has deployed some of their crews to the Rhea Fire in Oklahoma, which has burned more than 300,000 acres.

They tell us they received a request from Nevada Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to assist with the largest wildfire burning in Dewey County, Oklahoma. TMFPD authorized a Type 3 Brush Engine along with a medical unit leader, ALS Paramedic to send to Oklahoma. The wildfire is calling for 50 resources from the western regions. 

The fire is reportedly comparable to the size of the Thomas Fire that burned in California last December. 

Chief Moore says crews left Reno around 12 p.m. on Saturday. TMFPD crews are expected to be assisting in Dewey County for as long as three weeks.

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