PBS NewsHour

Wildfires prompt Army, National Guard to join the fight

Clip: 08/19/2015 | 1m 37s

More than a thousand firefighters and volunteers are struggling to gain control of a complex of fires in Washington state. The sheer number of fires burning across the Pacific Northwest and in California this year has stretched budgets and personnel to the limit. Now National Guard units and active duty Army troops are being deployed to help. William Brangham reports.

Aired: 08/19/15

Rating: NR

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