Southern AZ hotshot crew packs up for latest deployment
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The 20 man Ironwood Hotshot firefighter crew based in Southern Arizona is returning to the front lines of raging wildfires in the Northwest.
After a mandatory three day rest period back home, the Ironwood Hotshots departed from Northwest Fire Station No. 33 Wednesday morning for a base camp in Boise.
The hotshots will not know their next assignment until they arrive in Idaho.
"It is kind of a dice roll," Ironwood Hotshot superintendent Greg Smith said. "Our fate is kind of in Boise's hand. That's who we work for. I would say, big chance of going to that big one in California."