JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is sending five firefighters to Texas to help that state put out wildfires.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission says the group will arrive Tuesday in Merkel just west of Abilene.READ MORE: 'I Just Think It's A Bad Dream': Parent Reacts After Pregnant Mother Of 4 Killed On Texas Highway
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The team is bringing two bulldozers that they use to create fire breaks along the edge of a wildfire.
State Forester Charlie Morgan says the Mississippi personnel are expected to stay in Texas for about two weeks.MORE NEWS: Dak TD Pass To CeeDee Lifts Dallas Cowboys To 35-29 Overtime Win Over Patriots
Texas officials reported Sunday that 111 wildfires had burned nearly 25,000 acres across the state in the previous week. State officials reported 19 active wildfires on Monday, with the largest fires concentrated in the state’s panhandle.