Posted by: Stan Russell | August 10, 2016

Firefighters asking public’s assistance locating missing equipment

Firefighters are asking for the public’s assistance locating missing equipment.

The Soberanes Fire ignited on July 22, challenging firefighters from the start as the fought to control the blaze. As the fire moved rapidly to the south, the firefighters battling the blaze moved with it deploying equipment along the way. Firefighters are now asking the public to report any equipment found in the fire area to authorities.

“Great relationships have been built between the public and the firefighters of the Soberanes Fire” said Todd Derum, Unified Incident Commander of the fire, “We’ve been humbled by the continued support that the publi has provided and look forward to working with everyone reporting missing equipment.”

Anyone who locates fire hose, pumps, gas cans or any other equipment should call the Soberanes Fire Information Center (831) 204-0446, or the Monterey County Sheriff’s office (831) 755-3722. A crew will be sent out to pick up any reported equipment.

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