Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division is ready to fight fires out West

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Fires continue to sweep through the southwest, destroying woodlands in 12 different states.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division says they know that this time of year fires in the West are bound to happen.

"At this time of year we have just come out of our spring fire season in Tennessee. We know that this time of year things are going to start popping in the west," says Assistant District Forester Jim Dale. "We got a crew in east Tennessee that may be leaving when we get the call."

A crew is prepared to head into the crisis and help put out fires. As of now they are considered on-call.





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