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Wisconsin Interagency Coordination Center (WICC) firefighting crew headed to Southwest Colorado to help with wildfire suppression

Contact(s): Veronica Hinke, 715-362-1354

RHINELANDER, Wis. (July 5, 2018) – Twenty firefighters with the Wisconsin Interagency Coordination Center (WICC) are headed to Southwest Colorado to help with wildfire suppression there.

The crew left yesterday morning from the USDA Forest Service’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Rhinelander. The firefighters could be set up at camp at their destination as early as sundown tonight.  

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest manages the WICC, which sends out interagency crews to support firefighting efforts. The crew is made up of staff with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Indian Affairs, USDA Forest Service and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

For more information about the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest please visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/CNNF or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CNNF002 or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNNF002.


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