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Nevada dog teams to search for remains of wildfire victims

November 24, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four teams of search and rescue dogs and handlers are traveling from the Las Vegas area to Northern California to help look for remains of wildfire victims.

The Clark County Fire Department says each team consists of a dog and a handler and that the deployment responds to a request Friday from the California Office of Emergency Management for assistance with the aftermath of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says his department is sending two of the teams and that the North Las Vegas Fire Department is sending a third. The fourth handler is a Las Vegas-area resident who does not work for a fire department.

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