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‘Fake Firefighters’ in California Said to Be Entering Areas Ravaged by Flames

By MomZette Staff | November 1, 2019

Reports are emerging of people posing as firefighters and security guards in areas ravaged by wildfires in some parts of California in order to “loot evacuated homes and businesses,” the Daily Mail is reporting.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that it’s investigating reports of “fake firefighters” in the area that is impacted by the huge Kincade blaze.

That blaze has burned through 77,758 acres of land over the past week, NBC News reported.

“We did get a report yesterday of possibly some fake firefighters out there, wanting to do some looting,” Sgt. Shawn Murphy said on Wednesday.

No suspects, however, have been identified, ABC News reported.

The Sheriff’s Office there has beefed up patrols in order to prevent looting in areas where residents are under evacuation orders.

Currently, 300 deputies are on the streets to stop crime in evacuated areas, said ABC News.

See this tweet about it:

And see this video from Fox News about the same issue.

Professional and volunteer firefighters across this country risk their lives every day to save people and property when blazes break out.

They’re honorable and dedicated individuals who do a difficult job, day in and day out.

Related: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Surrounded by Fires

Let’s hope that anyone trying to impersonate them out of greed or desperation or far worse is caught and brought to justice swiftly.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people are still under mandatory evacuation in northern California because of wildfires, NPR reported yesterday.

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This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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  • IT'S SO BAD IN CALIFORNIA, EVEN THE SOCIALISTS OF SANTA CRUZ WANT THE ILLEGAL CAMPS RAIDED AND REMOVED BECAUSE -------- THEY START FIRES!!!!!

    THERE'S A REASON SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE TO LIVE LOST IN THE TREES... SOME GOOD, SOME BAD.

  • IT'S SO BAD IN CALIFORNIA, EVEN THE SOCIALISTS OF SANTA CRUZ WANT THE ILLEGAL CAMPS RAIDED AND REMOVED BECAUSE -------- THEY START FIRES!!!!!

    THERE'S A REASON SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE TO LIVE LOST IN THE TREES... SOME GOOD, SOME BAD.

  • It makes sense that looters would take advantage. They hear that the power is out. People are forced to evacuate their homes, and they need volunteer firefighters to help. Yet, sanctuary state California encourages illegal aliens and criminals to enter, so the open borders state believes you should open your home's doors to criminals. No surprise. Plus, the police won't arrest most criminals in California. So, it's a free for all. Great. No wonder people with common sense are moving out of California.

  • Horrible! I hope they are caught and brought to justice swiftly. Maybe let the home owners bring them in after they are cuffed and stuffed in a van big enough for a few home owners to join in. I remember the Northridge earthquake and how fake workers came to peoples homes gave a price to repair, got a hefty down payment and were never seen again.

  • Horrible! I hope they are caught and brought to justice swiftly. Maybe let the home owners bring them in after they are cuffed and stuffed in a van big enough for a few home owners to join in. I remember the Northridge earthquake and how fake workers came to peoples homes gave a price to repair, got a hefty down payment and were never seen again.

  • California seems to produce a lot of criminals. All you have to do to prove it is to look at our Congress and their Governor.

  • It's "Reagan's". Please give the respect due, by knowing how to spell his name - heck, it's in the article.

  • It's "Reagan's". Please give the respect due, by knowing how to spell his name - heck, it's in the article.

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