Frisco firefighters help battle Panhandle wildfires

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Firefighters from Frisco left for the Texas Panhandle to help battle wildfires.

More than 100 fires have burned nearly 25,000 acres across the state in the last week.

The Frisco Fire Department said a crew of four firefighters on a Type III engine deployed early Wednesday morning to help in Armstrong County, which is near Amarillo, Texas.

They’re part of the Fire Mutual Aid System and will join forces with local fire departments, other agencies from across the state and the Texas A&M Forest Service to battle the fires.

The Frisco crew is expected to be in the Panhandle for about a week.