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Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota

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Crews from the Fort Totten Fire Department who have spent the summer helping battle western wildfires have given a financial boost to the tribe. Fire Chief Joe Alberts said his department has received about $350,000 from a federal fund set up to pay for wildfire control. The fire department has sent six 20-man crews to western states this summer, along with 14 fire engines that are each manned by three people. "The fire season isn't over," Alberts said. "There is still a possibility we will be sending more crews out."

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