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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russians Fight U.S. Fire

BUNNELL, Florida -- Americans and Russians have joined forces against a common foe: fire.

A firefighting team dominated by Russians is in Florida battling the stubborn blazes that have turned more than 483,000 acres of pristine forest into something resembling a nuclear war zone.

The 16 Russian firefighters, along with four Americans, make up the first foreign-dominated specialized "hot shot" firefighting team to work in the United States.