CA National Guard to Help with Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California is calling in the National Guard for the first time to help protect communities from wildfires. It’s pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump’s border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection, another area where the president has been critical of California officials. Starting next month, 110 California National Guard troops will receive 11 days of training in using shovels, rakes and chain saws to thin trees and brush.