When it comes to battling wildfires, you'll take all the help you can get. In response to ongoing wildfire outbreaks in several U.S. states, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is sending Iowa firefighters to help battle the blazes.

KWWL reports that the Iowa DNR is sending firefighters from the state to help battle ongoing wildfires in Alaska, Texas, and Colorado. The DNR says that their fire program has recently dispatched six Iowa firefighters to Alaska for three weeks, and two firefighters to Colorado for two weeks. In Texas, three Iowa firefighters have helped in the response to the Dempsey Fire. A type 6 fire engine was also sent to Texas to help with the efforts there.

An official with the Iowa DNR told KWWL that they just sent three firefighters to Texas to replace the first crew. They will help patrol for new outbreaks as conditions continue to be very hot and dry. Fire staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources watch fire behavior and look for new fires that may start up. KWWL reports that they are currently monitoring the California fire that is threatening Yosemite's Mariposa Sequoia trees.

The Iowa DNR fire program has been dispatching firefighters since 2006. KWWL reports that DNR officials say that more firefighters are ready to go once orders come in.

Want to keep up to date with the latest in local and music news? Download our app! It's completely free and not only will you be the first to know about breaking news, but we'll also keep you updated on concerts and other events coming to the area. You'll also have exclusive opportunities to win tickets. What are you waiting for? Get the free app today.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

More From Hot 104.7 - KKLS-FM