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Local firefighters sent to help hospitals struggling with COVID-19 across the state

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTXL) — California’s firefighters are used to answering the call to help fight wildfires at a moment’s notice.

Now, the state is turning to them again in the fight against the latest COVID-19 surge.

“We have been working since the 6th,” explained firefighter and paramedic Blake Dombrowski.

For the past week, Dombrowski and two of his colleagues from the Fairfield Fire Department have been helping out at Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City in Los Angeles.

Dombrowski said the COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles County is worse than he expected.

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How Cal Fire takes COVID-19 precautions during early fire season

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Fire season is off to a fast start in Northern California. Only two weeks into June, Cal Fire explained, it’s a bit early to see the kind of activity it has already dealt with.

“If the weather holds out and we keep having these hot, dry windy days… we could potentially have a very busy fire season,” said Amy Head, Battalion Chief/Spokeswoman for Cal Fire.

The quick-moving, strong wind-fanned Grant Fire in Sacramento County tore through dry grass on Friday, just a few days after firefighters battled the “Quail Fire” from the air and ground in Solano County.

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