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3 San Juan Island firefighters helping fight Bolt fire on mainland

Three of the San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Department's firefighter/EMTs - Lt. Michael Henderson, firefighters Tom Eades and Craig McConnell - are helping to fight the Bolt Creek Wildfire in King County, Washington.

Pictured (right) SJIF&R Lt. Michael Henderson and (left) Firefighter Craig McConnell. Firefighter Tom Eades not pictured.

They took a wildfire brush apparatus filled with firefighting equipment to be deployed where needed in order to either attack the fire directly or protect threatened homes.

In the media release, the department stated: "Our thoughts are with them as they aid the efforts of many mainland departments, working together to protect the public from this large incident. San Juan Island Fire & Rescue continues to work within the greater emergency response system; supporting others just as we saw mainland departments support our own community during past major incidents."

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