August 20, 2020
In efforts to contain the blazes, some firefighters were working 72-hour shifts instead of the usual 24 hours, said Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox.
“We’re in the unfortunate position where firefighters are going to be spending several days out on the fire line,” Cox said. “It’s grueling, it’s exhausting.”
Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) have been requested and granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week, to provide federal funding/assistance in combating fires including the LNU Lightning Complex, the Jones Fire, and the Carmel Fire.