Kansas Air National Guard helps fight California fires

Left to right, Master Sgt. John Montgommery, Tech. Sgt. Clint Brown and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Erskin, imagery analysts,184th Incident Awareness and Assessment team, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, view overhead images of areas north of Paradise, California, to observe fire lines and assess damage caused by Camp Fire, one of the largest wildfires in the state’s history. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Kansas Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base are helping fight fires in Northern California; one of the biggest and deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.

“California can normally handle the wildfires that happen out there,” said 1st Lt. Brandon Devader, officer in charge, 184th IAA, “but with this one, they’re overwhelmed because it’s one of the largest they’ve ever seen.”

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