Behind the scenes with Alameda County firefighters
XAL 2016A, comprised of Alameda County Fire, Fremont Fire, Hayward Fire, and Oakland Fire, has been working for the last 72 hours as part of the initial attack at the Glass Fire.
Crews are assigned to the Calistoga/St Helena region to save homes, wineries, and vineyards. While en route, firefighters are passing live fire to perform structure triage and to protect structures and livestock.
They have been faced with extreme weather and fire behavior. With multiple fires working in the state, there is no relief in sight.
Crew morale is good, and overall the community is very thankful.