Wildfires have raged across the American Northwest for more than a week, overwhelming exhausted firefighters, but reinforcements are on the way. Australia and New Zealand are dispatching a contingent of 100 firefighters. Some of whom suited up on Friday for the long flight to California. Where they'll help take on the 11 day old Carr Fire north of Sacramento which has killed six people and destroyed over 10,000 homes.
>> The incident management crews are fatigued and that's generally when we go and supplement with safety teams and also looking at structural protection.>> Firefighters had made headway containing the fire, when the winds died down for three days. But on Thursday they kicked up again, and a red flag warning for heightened fire danger was posted.
Now, forecasters expect strong winds to whip up the flames at least through Saturday. The Carr Fire is just one of 18 major wildfires burning across California, and 100 burning across 13 Western states. The Australian and New Zealand firefighters will offer a small measure of relief for the estimated 27,000 firefighters who've been deployed throughout the West.
With 13,000 in California alone. The Carr Fire now ranks as the 6th most destructive California wildfire on record.