Fighting wildfires is no easy task, people and equipment typically have to be moved hundreds of miles.
While the southwest region has to share firefighting resources there are some things they don't want to share.
Werewolfking: Nothing but fake news. A Ticanderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, which is escorting the carrier, is equipped with the Aegis anti-missile defense system. In addition, the carrier's combat air patrol is equipped with missiles and can chase down any ICBM that N Korea launches as the aircraft are supersonic. Only the diesel subs are any threat to the carrier but that's why we have destroyers escorting it.