New Waverly firefighters headed home after helping battle California wildfires

(New Waverly FD)

NEW WAVERLY, Texas – New Waverly firefighters sent to California to battle wildfires are on their way home.

The group was released Monday afternoon after what officials called a week of steady progress.

The firefighters are expected to return to New Waverly on Wednesday.

New Waverly "E-72" and its crew of four were assigned to patrol fire lines and extinguish hot spots.

After helping for about a week, the crew was released.