Idaho firefighters, volunteers set out to aid in Woolsey Fire

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 13:23:23-05

Firefighters and volunteers from across the state of Idaho are being sent to California to aid during the Woolsey fire.

The National Interagency Fire Center has sent firefighters from Idaho aiding in fire suppression.

As of now, 44 aircraft, 8 loads of equipment and dozers as well as 30+ fire managers and wildland firefighters.

From the Red Cross of Idaho, three volunteers have been sent out so far.

Those volunteers are helping set up shelters, providing disaster spiritual care, and mass care.

The Idaho Red Cross has plans to send more volunteers out the door over the next few days.

"We had to pull over three or four times on the freeways to let emergency vehicles through, and then there was fire engine after fire engine after fire engine. I'd never seen anything like it. And helicopters in the air and smoke. It was just heart-wrenching,” said Jacki Kaelin-Williams, a Red Cross Supervisor volunteering in Southern California.

If you want to do your part to aid in the volunteer efforts, you can make a financial donation through the Red Cross, here.

You can also donate blood. Find out where the nearest blood donation location is to you, here.