The crews are from the Sacramento City, Sac Metro, Folsom, Cosumnes and Roseville departments. Sacramento Fire Department Captain Chad Augustine says it’s a major emergency.
"They’re just crying for additional help and of course we want to send them as much assistance as we can but we also have property and the community to protect and serve here in Sacramento County so we’re trying to delicately balance both the needs here and the needs elsewhere."
Augustine says most of the local firefighters were deployed to the Riverside area of San Diego County. Wildfires have forced evacuations of nearly 250,000 people from their homes in San Diego County alone as more than a dozen blazes engulf Southern California.