KPCC --- In the wake of several California wildfires, a group of veterans and active military volunteers are toiling through the holidays to help fire victims get back on their feet. Yusra Kauppila spent five years with the U.S. Marines, with one deployment to Iraq.
She evacuated from her home because of the Lilac Fire in San Diego County that started in early December, but she didn't go very far. Kauppila works as a planning section chief with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit volunteer group made up mostly of U.S. military veterans but that includes active-duty service members.
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