Fortuna CCC to Help with Utah Fires; sent to fires Thursday
A crew of 15 corpsmembers from the California Conservation Corps' Fortuna Center was dispatched Thursday afternoon to assist the U.S. Forest Service with firefighting efforts in Utah.
The initial-attack fire crew, headed by CCC crew supervisor Larry Crofutt, left Thursday afternoon from the Fortuna Center for the drive to Utah. The crew was accompanied by five U.S. Forest Service personnel.
The Fortuna corpsmembers are expected to work in Utah for at least two weeks, probably longer. A CCC crew from Redding has also been dispatched.
The California Conservation Corps is a state agency that provides natural resource work and emergency response assistance. More than 115,000 young men and women have been a part of the CCC since 1976.