Fire Crews from Tri-Cities and surrounding areas are leaving today, Dec. 8, to fight the wild fires in California.

Multiple fires have already caused thousands to evacuate their homes.On Friday morning, seven fires were burning in Southern California.

The fire danger is so high, the highest warning color code of purple was used for the first time in the history of the state.

So far there have been no deaths reported in the California fires.

Good luck to our local crews heading down to help out and come home safe!