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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A local hotshot crew is leaving Tucson for assignment to a major wildfire.

The Ironwood Hotshots will be staged in Montana from where they will be assigned to fight one of the fires burning in the Pacific Northwest. The wildland firefighters may eventually battle fires in Montana, Idaho or Oregon.

The elite wildland crew is flying out from the Tucson International Airport at 11:30 a.m.

Tucson News Now was told the Ironwood crew had just three days off before heading back out.  2013 has been an active fire season.

According to a NASA researcher Tucson News Now spoke with residents may be seeing more seasons like this one in the future. 

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