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American Samoa firefighters to help fight California wildfires

4:07 pm on 14 August 2015

A 16-person National Park of American Samoa fire crew is heading to northern California to help the fight against wild fires in the state.

The National Park of American Samoa fire crew that is heading to California

The National Park of American Samoa fire crew that is heading to California Photo: US National Park Service, American Samoa

Park superintendent Scott Burch says the local firefighters are a talented mix of workers from the national park, the American Samoa Government, and local businesses.

So far 35 fires in northern California have destroyed over 53 thousand hectares.