Focus at Four: Texas A&M Forest Service responds to California wildfires

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Almost 100 Texas firefighters from across the state are arriving in California to help fight historic wildfires.

Some of those firefighters are from College Station, Bryan, Willis and Montgomery County.

The Mendocino Complex fire is now the largest in state history, burning hundreds of thousands of acres.

Steve Pollock, the Chief Regional Fire Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service, joined us on First News at Four from Sacramento, CA.

Pollock is also serving as the representative for the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System.

The fire is at 47 percent containment and has taken the lives of two firefighters. A total of 1,077 residences, 22 commercial structures and 500 outbuildings have been destroyed, according to the forest service.

Check out Pollock's interview with KBTX's Rusty Surette in the video player above.