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California National Guard Arrives In Siskiyou County

The state has sent the assistance of the 270th Military Police Company of the California National Guard to assist with the Klamathon Fire.

Posted: Jul. 8, 2018 4:07 PM
Updated: Jul. 8, 2018 9:20 PM

YREKA, Calif. -- The California National Guard has placed boots on the ground in Siskiyou County. Members of the military police arrived in Yreka on Saturday afternoon and began relieving local law enforcement from checkpoints Sunday morning.

Less than a hundred national guardsmen will assist with the effort but the group is well prepared. It brought in military vehicles capable of lifting about 18 thousand pounds and supplies to last as long as assistance is needed. 

The national guard is stationed at the Yreka Golden Fairgrounds, which is currently an incident command base. Sheriff Lopey with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office says this inter-agency help will allow troopers to focus their efforts more on keeping the peace during the fire. 

"It enhances public health and safety for that entire area because we have a lot of roadway closures," said Lopey. "We're obviously working on the evacuations last night. We still are working on a plan to repopulate Hornbrook but that hasn't happened yet."

Assisting with the efforts is the 270th Military Police Company with the California National Guard. Commander Brock Young says they're there to assist local law enforcement and the public in any way possible. 

"We're the additional trained law enforcement officers, which enables us to then help local law enforcement, take up some of the tasks that then allow them to go out and patrol areas, and do more," said Young. 

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