Firefighters use technology to monitor colleagues

Members of the Westport Fire Department say they are using technology to keep close tabs on their friend and colleague who is deployed and fighting

Assistant Chief Mike Kronick deployed about two weeks ago with a team of 20 firefighters from Connecticut.

Assistant Chief Mike Kronick deployed about two weeks ago with a team of 20 firefighters from Connecticut. (8/18/15)

WESTPORT - Members of the Westport Fire Department say they are using technology to keep close tabs on their friend and colleague who is deployed and fighting a massive wildfire in California.

Assistant Chief Mike Kronick was deployed about two weeks ago with a team of 20 firefighters from Connecticut.

The department is tracking the crew through a website, which is updated almost daily with photos and videos.

Firefighters at the department say the fire is still growing, but they are slowly making progress.

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