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Iowa DNR mobilizes 22 firefighters to battle Western wildfires

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it has mobilized 22 firefighters to battle wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Montana, California and Idaho.

DNR Forestry Wildland Fire Supervisor Gail Kantak says the firefighters left from August 3rd through August 15th.

A typical assignment is two weeks, and those that have been mobilized are expected to return August 23 through September 3.

Kantak says he can't release the firefighters names at this time.

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