SANTA CLARA (KCBS)— As part of statewide mutual aid, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has sent a strike team, to El Dorado County’s King Fire, one of the largest wildfires burning in California.
The Type 3 strike team, sent to the blaze between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, includes five fire engines, plus two battalion chiefs. Officials say the fire shows little signs of slowing.READ MORE: Guard Indicted for Sexual Assault of Inmates at San Joaquin County Jail
Fire crews from San Francisco and Contra Costa County are also being sent to help battle the fires. The King Fire has burned more than 18,500 acres and is threatening more than 2,000 homes and other structures.