Guam's burning: local, military firefighters to the rescue

As flames engulfed 450 acres of land along Cross Island Road in Santa Rita, local and federal firefighters along with the Island Knights from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, partnered to battle the blaze May 9. Joint Region Marianas Fire and Emergency Services, the Guam Fire Department, and the Department of Agriculture Forestry Division provided ground firefighting near a brush fire that quickly spread and threatened the Naval Magazine and homes in Santa Rita. HSC-25 was notified shortly after noon that the fire required the command's immediate assistance as the large scale fire could not be contained by firefighters on the ground.