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Bakersfield Fire deploying 26 firefighters to Santa Barbara

BFD deploying USAR team to Santa Barbara
Posted at 10:18 AM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 14:57:38-04

The Bakersfield Fire Department is deploying one Urban Search and Rescue team to Santa Barbara County on Wednesday.

They will be helping out in areas affected by burn scars, like the Thomas Fire area and areas prone to flooding and debris flows.

26 Bakersfield Firefighters left Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m. The team should arrive in Santa Barbara by 2 p.m.

The storm and its effects will determine how long BFD will be in Santa Barbara.

BFD Battalion Chief John Frando said Bakersfield residents are still in good hands.