Frisco Firefighters Deployed To Help Fight Copper Breaks Fire

Susan Darwin
August 19, 2019 - 6:29 am
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FRISCO (1080 KRLD) - Frisco firefighters are in Quanah, Texas, about 80 miles northwest of Wichita Falls, this morning helping to knock down the Copper Breaks Fire in Hardeman County.

Crews were deployed yesterday as part of the department's Wildland Paramedic Unit, it's a first of it's kind unit that's part of the state's Interstate Fire Mutual Aid System.

The unit consist of men and women who are trained as paramedics and wildland firefighters who can be called up to help battled wildfires across the state.

The Copper Breaks Fire covers more than 11,000 acres.

The Texas A&M Forest Service reports the fire was about forty percent contained as of Sunday night.