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Duluth man volunteers to help fight California wildfires

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A Duluth man is on his way to California to help fight wildfires.

Fires have been raging just north of Los Angeles in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. 

Tony Guerra of the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross is flying out on Wednesday. 

He will be meeting five other people there to form what's called a "jump team", and help out wherever the need is greatest. 

"There's six people total, and we're heading out there and they're from our area here, not so much Minnesota but neighboring states, we'll meet up there and they'll put us where the need is. It could be any of the functions we do; sheltering, mass care, warehousing, government work. It is just, wherever the need is, we go there and we work it," said Guerra.

So far, more than 83,000 acres have burned between four active fires. 

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