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Santa Barbara County Sheriff sends Search and Rescue Team to assist with Camp Fire

Posted at 11:08 AM, Nov 14, 2018

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office sent out members of their Search and Rescue Team to help with relief efforts for the Camp Fire.

Five team members left to Butte County early Wednesday morning to work with other Search and Rescue Teams from across California. The Sheriff’s Office plans to send a total of 10 members to assist the fire aid process.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team posted pictures of the departure, saying they understand the devastation created by wildfires and hope to help out the rescue teams to search burned areas.

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team members left this morning to assist with searches in and around the #campfire in Butte County. We have sent 5 team members and will have more on the way in coming days reaching a peak of 10 members to work alongside other SAR teams from around the state that have been called to search. Our team members are all too familiar with wildfires but this is by far the most destructive and fatal incident to ever be seen. Teams will use our USAR techniques and training to search destroyed buildings and areas after the wildfire burned through neighborhoods and the town of Paradise. @sbcsar @bcsosearchandrescue #mutualaid #searchandrescue #community #firstresponders #wildfire #buttecounty #usar #sbsheriff

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“Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team members left this morning to assist with searches in and around the #campfire in Butte County. We have sent 5 team members and will have more on the way in coming days reaching a peak of 10 members to work alongside other SAR teams from around the state that have been called to search. Our team members are all too familiar with wildfires but this is by far the most destructive and fatal incident to ever be seen. Teams will use our USAR techniques and training to search destroyed buildings and areas after the wildfire burned through neighborhoods and the town of Paradise,” the post read.

The Camp Fire in Butte County has killed at least 48 people, displaced 52,000 residents and destroyed at least 7,600 homes. It is 35% contained.