Firefighters farewell

Jeff Wilson of Clayton gives his wife Theresa a hug before leaving to fight wildfires in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. 20 Delaware wildfire crew members left Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna on Saturday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Several of the 20 Delaware wildfire crew members check their gear before leaving to fight wildfires in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. They departed Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna on Saturday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Mark Kammer of Magnolia packs his gear before leaving to fight wildfires in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado before leaving from Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna on Saturday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Doug Rawling of Newark packs his gear before leaving to fight wildfires in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado before leaving from Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna on Saturday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

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