BREAKING NEWS - November 25, 2018 – 5 PM California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 – Heavy Equipment Debris Removal - Magalia

Published on Nov 26, 2018 at 11:05a.m.

Team members will be arriving home between 5 to 7 pm in convoys of vehicles, trailers and equipment at the Teams Special Operations Warehouse located at 2470 Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto

With the deadly Fire Camp now completely extinguished and majority of Search Operations almost finished - California Task Force 3 has been demobilized and is heading home to the Bay Area today (Sunday).

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Pictured Above – Heavy Equipment operators with California Urban Search and Rescue Taskforce 3 remove metal debris from a destroyed mobile home in Magalia to provide better access for the Search Dogs. The 45 members, with their two Search Dogs, came home today after a week long Search for the lost and missing at the Camp Fire where they searched almost 2000 structures under difficult and unimaginable conditions in the burnt out and devastated areas of the community of Magalia, located above the City of Paradise - Credit Task Force 3

Fire Chief Schapelhouman said “This has been a rough but important deployment for the Team Members, especially for the Search Dogs. Everyone’s pretty beat up, it was long days working in a completely devastated burned out community that’s located in our back yard. Everyone knows somebody who lost a home or more. The Team was honored to be there, but it’s hard to feel completely finished with so many people still missing and I know many feel like their leaving a little piece of themselves behind because its hard not to be emotionaly impacted by what they saw and were involved with”.

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Pictured Above – Once the K-9 Teams confirm that Human remains exist, another group consisting off a Forensic Pathologist and Coroner are brought in. The 45 members, with their two Search Dogs, is headed home today after a week long Search for the lost and missing at the Camp Fire where they searched almost 2000 structures under difficult and unimaginable conditions in the burnt out and devastated areas of the community of Magalia, located above the City of Paradise - Credit Task Force 3
 

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