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Suspected Camp Fire Looters Were Dressed Like Forest Service Workers

PARADISE (KPIX) - Suspected looters hoping to take advantage of people evacuated from the Camp Fire were arrested in the town of Paradise Saturday.

Police arrested two men who they say may have been trying to impersonate U.S. Forest Service personnel to gain access to the area.

The men were wearing yellow jackets similar to those used by the forest service. Investigators believe they were looking to burglarize homes that had been abandoned by their owners.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said any looters would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Authorities said there have been 53 reports of suspected looting in the fire zone.


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