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Connecticut Fire Crews Return From California



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    Connecticut firefighters sent to battle a 32,000-acre blaze in California earlier this month returned home Thursday evening.

    A group of 20 crew members, including 14 employees of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and six private-sector firefighters, departed Aug. 4 and were sent to fight a wildfire in the area of Burney, California, according to a release from the DEEP.

    The crew arrived back at the DEEP Eastern District Headquarters on Hebron Road in Marlborough shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.

    The U.S. Forest Service applauded them for their efforts, according to the DEEP.