FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2003
OHIO WILDFIRE CREW BEING DISPATCHED TO FIGHT WESTERN FIRES
20-person crew to leave Saturday morning to fight fire in Montana
COLUMBUS, OH -- A crew of 20 Ohio firefighters will leave Columbus at 10
a.m. on Saturday, August 30, to fight a 46,000-acre wildfire at Flathead
National Forest in northwest Montana, according to the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR).
At the request of the U.S. Forest Service, the Ohio Interagency Fire Crew
will spend up to two weeks assisting wildfire suppression efforts in the
Members of the Ohio crew include two ODNR employees, three employees from
the U.S. Forest Service, eight from the National Park Service, and seven
volunteer firefighters from around the state.
The crews will leave from the State Fire Marshal's Office in Reynoldsburg
and travel by bus to Indianapolis, Indiana where they will fly with an
Indiana crew to Montana.
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For Further Information Contact:
Kim Dobbins, ODNR Division of Forestry
Andy Ware, ODNR Media Relations
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