Contra Costa County deputies, officers dispatched to Dixie Fire

Contra Costa County law enforcement personnel dispatched to Dixie Fire
Photos courtesy of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with officers from Concord and the East Bay Regional Park District, are supporting Dixie Fire efforts in Plumas and Lassen counties, the Sheriff’s Office said.

On Thursday, the deputies were in their third day of the deployment to the fire, which as of Friday was approaching 870,000 acres and was 55 percent contained, authorities said. They along with other law enforcement personnel are conducting patrols, providing security for devastated areas and assisting with evacuations as needed, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“The Contra Costa teams have included deputy sheriffs and officers from the Concord Police Department and the East Bay Regional Park Police District,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “They are among the many public safety agencies that are assisting the local authorities in Plumas and Lassen counties as they fight the wildfire.”

Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston lauded California’s mutual aid system that allows one county to assist another.

“We are proud to be of service and it is our way to help devastated communities in Lassen and Plumas counties as they cope with this disaster,” he said.