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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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SQF Complex Holds Press Conference to Welcome Mexico Crews

SQF Complex Wildfire
Announcements – 9/27/2020

LAKE ISABELLA, CA- Photos from Friday's press event at Kern Valley High School in Lake Isabella, CA to welcome the fire crews from Mexico to the Sequoia Complex on the Sequoia National Forest.  The firefighters received a warm welcome from Theresa Benson the Forest Supervisor of Sequoia National Forest. Jeff Veik, Incident Commander of Cal Fire Team 6, explained the challenges of California's wildfire situation and extended hot dry weather conditions during this historic fire season. Mike Minton, Incident Commander of California Interagency IMT 2, described the diverse landscape in this area from the oak savannah to some of the largest trees in the world. He explained even though fire is beneficial to sequoias, too much intensity may harm the trees. Eduardo Cruz, National Fire Management Director for CONAFOR thanked everyone who has helped make this international partnership possible. Ramon Silva Flores, Deputy Chief of Conservation and Restoration for CONAFOR, stated he is happy to offer up their experience to work and provide support to the United States during this unprecedented wildfire season. Officials who spoke at the event:Teresa Benson, Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National ForestMike Minton, Incident Commander, California Interagency Incident Management Team 2Jeff Veik, Incident Commander, CalFIre  Incident Management Team 6Ramon Silva Flores, Deputy Chief of Conservation and Restoration for Comisión Nacional ForestalEduardo Cruz, National Fire Management Director for Comisión Nacional ForestalInterviews with Mexican firefighters

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