21 Aug 2018

California fires like nothing back home - NZ firefighter

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 21 August 2018

A New Zealand firefighter battling the Mendocino Complex Fire in California says its sheer size is unlike anything he's seen back home. Craig Cottrill is one of 24 New Zealand firefighters currently in California, working in extreme conditions. And its not just the fire they have to deal with there are bears and rattlesnakes as well. The Mendocino Complex Fire is the largest fire in California history. Mr Cottrill talks to Susie Ferguson.