A task force of 70 Los Angeles firefighters, four dogs and assorted equipment Saturday has begun to assemble at a Sherman Oaks fire station to prepare to deploy to the Texas coast to aid in Hurricane Harvey rescue and relief, authorities said.
The task force has begun the logistical process when they gather at Fire Station 88 at 5101 Sepulveda Boulevard, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Once they are prepared, they will set out for Texas.
The LAFD task force is the second from Southern California to be summoned to Texas. An Orange County task force left Irvine for San Antonio Friday.