Treasure Valley firefighters assist crews battling massive fires in Southern California

Posted at 6:23 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 23:31:04-05

Firefighters from the Treasure Valley are assisting crews in California as they battle several massive wildfires.

In total, 17 Treasure Valley firefighters made the trip, coming from the Boise, Star, Kuna and Meridian Fire Departments.

The crew made the trip to southern California last Friday and are prepared to lend assistance to crews on the ground for up to 14 days.

Over the weekend crews from Boise were stationed near Pala Mesa, assisting with mop-up efforts on a three mile stretch of the Lilac Fire line.

On Monday, Boise crews began a 12-hour shift at 6:00 a.m. furthering with mop up of the Lilac Fire near Pala Mesa and assisting residents who have lost their homes. Fire officials lifted all evacuation orders and reopened all affected roads on Sunday.

The crews will attend a briefing Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. and may be relocated to assist crews further north, working on the Thomas Fire.