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Clark County K9 teams assist Camp Fire recovery

Clark County K9 teams assist Camp Fire recovery
Posted at 9:26 PM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-24 00:26:30-05

The Clark County Fire Department received a request from California’s Office of Emergency Management to send resources to assist in the search for victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California. 

As an agency of Nevada Task Force One and a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team, CCFD has honored the request and is sending four USAR K9 teams to assist, according to the department. 

Each team consists of one dog and one handler with two teams departing Friday and the others departing Saturday.

It is anticipated these teams will work on the Camp Fire for up to a week, according to the CCFD. 

The dogs and their handlers are trained in human remains detection with two handlers working for Clark County fire, one with North Las Vegas fire and another from Las Vegas but not working for a fire department. 

The dogs who are being deployed are Dexter, Kya, Aldo, and Roux.