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Not enough SF firefighters sent to battle SoCal blaze?

San-Francisco-Fire-EngineEight firefighters from San Francisco were among those who traveled from northern to southern California to help out with the wildfires down there, but the head of SF’s firefighters’ union says he was “embarrassed” they couldn’t send more.

“We have 250 firefighters that are highly trained, and they want to be in the middle of the fight,” said union chief John Hanley.

A spokesperson for the SFFD said the city couldn’t spare more because “some rigs were out of service” and several crews were busy all weekend battling a warehouse blaze.

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