Australia, New Zealand firefighters arrive in Boise this week

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Australia, New Zealand firefighters arrive in Boise this week

UPPER LAKE, Calif. - Australia and New Zealand are sending 146 firefighters and fire managers to help their counterparts in the Western United States.

The U.S. National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday it requested the help because its resources are stretched thin.

The two countries are sending supervisors, safety officers, heavy equipment and helicopter managers, helicopter crew members and structure protection specialists.

They're expected to arrive at the interagency fire center in Boise, Idaho, late this week and then be deployed after a one-day orientation.

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