Backup teams were ready

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Strike Team stood ready to assist firefighters earlier this week with five L.A. County Fire Department (LACFD) engines parked on Las Virgenes Road in front of Fire Station No. 125 in Calabasas.
The strike team, headed by one battalion chief and 20 firefighters, came from Rosemead, Paramount, Baldwin Park, Alta Dena and Hacienda Heights fire stations. Each station provided one engine with four firefighters as reinforcements in case the Simi Valley f...

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