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Del. Firefighters Return Home after Battling California Wildfires

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MILLSBORO, Del.- A group of firefighters from Sussex County were called to help battle wildfires out west in California.

20 Delaware firefighters returned home Tuesday, after spending the last two weeks in Northern California battling the flames.

"It's hard to describe," said Millsboro firefighter Scott Veasey. "When you see your first mountain, what they call, 'blow up.' That's when the fire actually heads uphill, and they grab a lot of material at a time and ascend the side of a mountain. That's very impressive."

Veasey said he is glad to be back home safe and sound. He said he might head back to California to continue to help battle the wildfires.          

The Associated Press reports California is doing well in terms of resources used to fight the massive wildfires, despite a pair of blazes in the north.

Officials prepared for a drought-fueled fire season by bringing in several hundred more firefighters than in previous years.

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