Long Days, Non-Stop Mornings All a Part of Combatting the Oak Fire

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Pomona Corpsmember Jasmine Castillo sorts through equipment requests at the Oak Fire’s supply unit at the Merced County Fairgrounds.

Chaos. Hectic. Busy. Those three words pretty much sum up the morning rush at a wildland fire base camp.

Corpsmembers from across California are setting aside their McLeods, woodchippers, and voltage testers to put on their logistics caps.

There’s more to fighting fires than working the fire line and CCC Corpsmembers are a big part of delivering the goods and materials fire crews need.

We caught up with a few Corpsmembers from CCC Pomona and CCC Norwalk who are working long hours and many days away from home to help combat the Oak Fire near Yosemite.