Private Firefighters Helping Battle Thomas Fire In Southern California

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:10pm
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:50am
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Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Thomas Fire in Southern California — as of Thursday morning, it’s burned more than 242,000 acres and is 30 percent contained. But not all of the crews fighting the fire work for a governmental entity.

Private firefighters have also been deployed, and here to talk about that is Dave Torgerson. He’s the president of Wildfire Defense Systems, which is a wildfire services provider based in Montana. It operates across 21 states.

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