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Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea sends deputies to Carr Fire

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea does a phone interview with Action News Now about his decision to send deputies to Carr Fire.

Posted: Jul 28, 2018 10:28 AM
Updated: Jul 28, 2018 10:31 AM

Saturday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea tells Action News Now that he has sent several deputies up to Shasta County to cover the Carr Fire.

Honea said that his crew is helping patrol evacuated areas to protect homes from looting and keep residents out of areas that are not safe to return to yet. Honea said they will continue to send BCSO deputies in shifts, for as long as they can provide for a number of days to come.

"It's gut wrenching seeing the lives that have been impacted in such a horrific way," said Sheriff Honea. "Our hearts go out to people that have been displaced."

Honea said that he knows all too well how important it is for agencies to help each other in times of crisis. The Butte County Sheriff's Office was assisted by agencies around the North State during several recent wildfires and the 2017 Oroville Spillway crisis and evacuation.

Honea has experience leading massive evacuations. He said lifting those orders and allowing residents to return home can be a long, difficult process that can take days.

"People get frustrated with that, but you can't open those areas until they're safe to return," said Sheriff Honea.

With over 30,000 people evacuated from the Carr Fire, Honea expects this process to be a massive undertaking.

"Our experience is to let the people whose homes have been lost get in first, so that they can have time to assess that," said Sheriff Honea.

Of course, that decision for Carr Fire evacuees will be made by the authorities in Shasta County.

Honea said that in times of crisis, it is important for the community to come together and be kind, patient and respectful of each other.

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