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Law Enforcement Agencies In Tri-Counties Send People To Help With Massive Northern California Brush Fire

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies outside of Fillmore during the December 2017 Thomas brush fire

Ventura County sends 27 deputies to help with blaze threatening South Lake Tahoe.

Some law enforcement personnel from the Central and South Coasts are headed to Northern California to help deal with the massive brush fire currently threatening South Lake Tahoe. More than 100 officers and support staff are en route to assist with public safety efforts for the Caldor Fire.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office sent 27 deputies, with patrol vehicles and other equipment. It’s expected the officers will be helping in the fire zone for five to seven days.

Sheriff Bill Ayub says hundreds of law enforcement officers from other areas came to Ventura County to help during the Thomas and Woolsey Fires and this is a chance to return the favor.

Santa Barbara County is sending more than 20 people, including some dispatchers to provide support. About 20 people from law enforcement agencies in San Luis Obispo County are in route, including 12 from the Sheriff's Office.

The more than 200,000 acre Caldor Fire has destroyed about 500 structures and is only about 20% contained.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.