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Nevada National Guard assists in fighting California fires

Updated July 30, 2018 - 10:21 pm

Two Nevada National Guard helicopters were sent to help battle a wildfire in California on Monday, officials said.

The helicopters carrying 16 guardsmen left Reno for Lakeport, California, at about 10 a.m. Both helicopters are equipped with water buckets to help extinguish the blaze.

The guard said the helicopters likely will fight the Mendocino Complex fires. Two fires in the area have burned a combined 56,000 acres, according to California fire officials.

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