Valley fire crews sent to Corrall, Rim blazes

A Sonoma Valley fire crew and a Glen Ellen fire crew have been called up to aid in the Rim Fire, burning out of control in Toulumne County.

A second Sonoma Valley crew was sent to the Corrall Complex Fire in Humboldt County.

The Glen Ellen crew and water tender were called up at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Glen Ellen Chief Peter van Fleet said Officer Jim Kracke, engineer John Bragg and firefighter James Molinar are staffing the water tender. Van Fleet said it was sent as a single unit instead of part of a strike team.

He said the crew was sent to Toulumne City for structure protection.

“I hope they get some experience and save some houses,” van Fleet said.

Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue sent its OES (Office of Emergency Services) engine out with Capt. Ted Hassler, engineer Gary Johnson and firefighters Bob Molesworth and Edwin Hidalgo on Friday night, also to the Rim Fire.

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