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.READ MORE: Students, Faculty Excited To Be Returning To Classrooms At BayTech Charter
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.READ MORE: Early Morning Wildfire Erupts On Bradford Island; At Least 2 Homes Damaged, Residents Forced To Evacuate
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said any looters would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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