The governor’s declaration allows the Oregon Department of Forestry to take advantage of resources from the Oregon National Guard and other state agencies. At the request of ODF, several National Guard Aviation Units will begin assisting the agency with aerial spotting, as well as water drops. A medical evacuation helicopter is also on standby.
Ground troops have not yet been requested, but the National Guard said they are available if wildfire conditions worsen.
NBC5 News anchor and reporter Kristina Zagame is from Boston, Massachusetts. She comes to us from KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri where she was the evening anchor and executive producer.
Kristina received her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She spent a summer interning for an international online magazine in Santiago, Chile. She also covered Hurricane Maria relief efforts in the Virgin Islands.
When she’s not in the newsroom, Kristina loves exploring, dancing and live music.