Blackburn fires more than 70 firefighters in fight against wildfire
Posted On July 20, 2021
— California officials said Thursday that more than 100 firefighters have been killed fighting a wildfire raging in the state’s largest city.
Blackburn Fire Chief Dave Stroud told the Associated Press the number was expected to rise.
He said firefighters had lost control of the blaze and were battling it at a slower pace than in previous years.
The fire was reported Monday and had consumed about 20,000 acres.
A spokesman for Gov.
Jerry Brown told NBC News that the state has more than 50,000 firefighters on standby to fight the blaze.