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Some Texas firefighters will miss Thanksgiving this year because of the deadly wildfires in California, which have destroyed swaths of land in three counties and left at least 80 people dead, according to CBS News.
Texas firefighters recently joined hundreds from around the county to assist with the blazes.
Despite the likelihood of missing Turkey Day, they appear to be making the best of a bad situation, assisting with community outreach efforts, eating with people whose homes have been saved and joining with other Texas task forces, according to their Facebook pages.
Firefighters from North Montgomery County, Bryan, Schertz, Dallas and San Antonio are among the state agencies who have shared photos from the deployment on social media. Most photos include wreckage along the firefighters’ path, as well as several hot spots in the hilly terrain.
The firefighters have been deployed to one of two large wildfires: The Camp fire in Butte County and the Woolsey fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The Camp fire has been the most deadly with 77 confirmed fatalities across 151,000 burned acres and 12,794 destroyed structures, CBS News reported. The Woolsey fire has left at least three people dead across 96,949 acres and 1,500 destroyed structures.
View the gallery above to see what Texas firefighters have been dealing with.
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