(August 24, 2020) Frisco Fire Department was requested to respond to California as a part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS). Frisco Fire Department will send two (2) firefighters and a brush truck, along with resources from Plano Fire Rescue, Lewisville Fire Department, Fort Worth Fire Department, McKinney Fire Department, Parker County Fire Department, Killeen Fire Department, Lubbock Fire Department, Weatherford Fire Department, as well as firefighters and resources from Central Texas to the California “Lightning” Fire Complex.
Frisco Fire Department personnel departed for California on Saturday Morning, August 22, and are expected to report to the Monterey County Regional Fire District at 8:00 P.M. tonight, August 24th, to receive further orders.
The Lightning Complex Fire began on August 16, with multiple small fires within the complex. The fires have since merged into two major fires. The current estimate size of the Lightning Complex Fire is over 345,000 acres and is reported to be 10% contained.
Crews are expected to be deployed for up to 14 days.