Captain Chuck Weerts, a captain with the Texarkana Texas Fire Department is in California helping fight deadly wild fires.
Captain Weerts is part of Texas Strike Team 141. Texas Strike Team 140 recently arrived at the Creek Fire in California.
The picture is below is what it actually looks like there in the middle of the day.
Visibility and breathing difficult for Texarkana Texas Firefighter in California
Visibility and breathing at the Creek Fire in California are both compromised due to all the smoke. Forecasters say the putrid air — measured as the worst on the planet — could last well into the week.
Hazy, smoky skies fouled in some parts of California might not see relief until next month.
Fox Sports Texarkana 97.1 FM and 1400 AM is asking that you pray for the western part of the US during their difficult time. Also, pray for our Texarkana area firefighters who are in California helping save lives and our planet.