Pasadena Deploys Six Firefighters to Northern California to Help in Grim Search for 1,276 Missing in Camp Fire

Published : Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 6:46 AM

As Pasadena sends six firefighters to Paradise in Northern California to search for victims of the Camp fire, nine other City firefighters returned from battling the Woolsey fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties (seen above). Photo courtesy Pasadena Fire Dept.

As President Trump toured areas hit by two massive California wildfires and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea raised the number of people missing after the Camp Fire in Paradise to 1,276, the Pasadena Fire Department Saturday deployed six firefighters as part of Urban Search and Rescue Regional Task Force 4 to the Camp Fire to assist in a wide area search for missing victims of the fire.

The Camp fire blaze continues to burn Sunday. It is now 55 percent contained after devastating more than 149,000 acres.

View from the cab of Pasadena Fire Department's water tender during night time operations fighting the Woolsey fire last week. Photo courtesy Pasadena Fire Dept.

Nine other Pasadena firefighters returned Saturday night from battling Southern California’s Woolsey fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, which is now 84 percent contained after burning 98,362 acres and 1,000 structures.

Pasadena originally sent two engines and a Battalion Chief as part of 21-person strike team to the Hill fire on November 8.

As the Hill fire waned, the Pasadena personnel were shifted to the Woolsey fire where they have remained assigned to structure protection.

Pasadena’s water tender was released from the Woolsey fire on Friday and returned safely to the city with its two-person crew after eight days assisting the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Fire Departments.

It is not known how long the deployments for the six Pasadena Fire Dept. personnel deployed to the Paradise area will last.

 

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