eight American Purple Cross volunteers from Hawaii, California to assist rescue wildfires

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaiian volunteers join the recovery effort in California as crews fight more intense forest fires.

Eight volunteers from the Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross are in California helping evacuees and families affected by massive forest fires, including the Caldor forest fire that burned more than 200,000 acres.

There has been a fire in the north of the state for more than three weeks. A Lake Tahoe ski resort uses its snow machines to fight the flames.

The Red Cross estimates that more than 58,000 people were evacuated when hundreds of homes burned down.

The Hawaii volunteers come from Oahu, Maui and the Island of Hawaii. You will work with over 330 Red Cross disaster relief workers who are on the ground in Cali.

Firefighters are making slow progress, but officials say it will be weeks before they get it under control.

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