Wondering how Philomath's firefighters were doing with the task force that headed down to the Santa Rosa, California, area recently to fight fires and protect homes, I gave chief Tom Miller a call to see exactly how many locals and equipment we have down there.
It turns out they were on their way home when I called. Philomath Fire & Rescue sent two personnel and a Type 1 structure engine as part of the Linn and Benton counties task force.
I'm hoping to sit down with those guys next week for a story about their experiences. I'm glad to see they returned home safe. There have been some pretty scary photos and video coming out of that wildfire disaster.