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A Guam fire threatened several homes Friday before being contained by Andersen Air Force Base and local fire departments, according to a base release.

No injuries were reported.

Andersen’s firefighters responded about 11 a.m. to a help request from the Guam Fire Department to fight a quickly spreading blaze in Yigo stoked by winds swirling up to 45 mph, the base reported.

Seventeen Andersen firefighters and five trucks helped fight the fire on Mount Santa Rosa, where flames came close to several homes. Base and local firefighters worked at least two fronts of the fire, according to the base.

The response showcased the coordination between Guam and Andersen firefighters, base deputy fire chief Master Sgt. Richard Lien said in the release.

He said the National Incident Management System improved communications between the departments. The system was created after Sept. 11, 2001, to standardize terminology and communication systems among federal, state, local and military agencies.


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