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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This morning the Ironwood Hotshots, after a three day rest, are heading out to Idaho to continue battling fires across the west. 

The team will be meeting this morning at the Wildland Operations Center to drive to Phoenix, from there they will fly to Boise, Idaho where they will find out their next assignment.

This time the team may possibly be fighting fires somewhere in the northern Rockies or even into California. 

Northwest Fire is stating the Hotshots have been on the fire lines 100 days so far this year. Crews have been battling wildfires in Idaho and Montana.  Several other Southern Arizona firefighters are helping fight the massive Rim Fire burning in and around California's Yosemite National Park.

This has been a very different fire season for the crews due to the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy. 

Crews now have a special mobile phone unit, so they can contact home occasionally, even when they are on the front lines. 
The elite wildland crew is expected to leave at 6 a.m.

Stay with Tucson News Now for more from the Ironwood Hotshots before they leave.

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