Firefighters from the South Puget Sound region, including those from Kitsap County, look on at The Ranch Fire blaze that is consuming dry acreage near Red Bluff, California. (South Puget Sound Strike Team photo)

Firefighters from the South Puget Sound region, including those from Kitsap County, look on at The Ranch Fire blaze that is consuming dry acreage near Red Bluff, California. (South Puget Sound Strike Team photo)

South Puget Sound firefighters in California

The battle continues to contain massive wildfires

Nearly two weeks after leaving their homes and families along the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, firefighting crews from six fire and rescue departments in this region combined into a five-engine strike team to battle the massive wildfires in California.

Crews from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue combined forces in an attempt to contain brush fires that have consumed wide swatches of dry acreage, mainly in northern California.

The combined team of firefighters, called the South Puget Sound Strike Team, were on their way home earlier in the week when they were redeployed to a new fire in the Red Bluff, California, area. Crew members battled on the front lines of the fast-moving Ranch Fire, with the Brush 7 team and the rest of the strike team working 24-hour shifts to make progress in stopping the fire.

South Puget Sound firefighters in California
South Puget Sound firefighters in California
South Puget Sound firefighters in California

More in News

.
SKFR douses vessel fire at Long Lake boat dock

One person reported injured in the incident was taken to a regional trauma center

.
11 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 11 new positive cases… Continue reading

.
Kitsap County burn ban starts Saturday

Due to rising fire danger, the Kitsap County fire marshal is imposing… Continue reading

.
Manchester Library expansion now underway

Friends organization still raising funds for project

.
Kilmer: Constituent COVID pain is uppermost on his mind

Kilmer tells City Council that local pandemic help is coming

.
Jordan Blas is recipient of 2021 SK Community Pride Scholarship

Award presented by South Kitsap Properties

<em>Front: an original message was written by couple married in 2013.</em>
Courtesy photos
Message in a bottle from Poulsbo to Canada

A message in a bottle from a couple married in Poulsbo in… Continue reading

.
8 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 57.3

.
ARPA: Restore positions, help nonprofits and charities

The Poulsbo City Council recently discussed possible uses for the $3.1 million… Continue reading

Most Read