Jae C. Hong
A firefighter mops up the area scorched by a wildfire Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Fire crews made progress this week in their efforts to contain the massive wildfires in California wine country, but officials say strong winds are putting their work to the test. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

WEST VALLEY CITY — Utah firefighting agencies are sending about a dozen more fire engines to help battle wildfires in California.

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Additional personnel and equipment were expected to depart Saturday from West Valley City for what could be a three-week deployment. The additional engines raise Utah's total deployment of fire engines to California to 31.

Jurisdictions and agencies sending fire engines Saturday include Unified, Salt Lake, Provo, West Valley, West Jordan, South Jordan, Draper and Pleasant Grove.

The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands previously deployed numerous engines and crews from local jurisdiction.

Utah Division of Emergency Management spokesman Joe Dougherty says the Utah personnel and equipment will help relieve California firefighters burdened from continuous operations.

— Associated Press