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Mudslide rescues in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara fire burn zones

Posted: 11:40 AM, Jan 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-09 19:42:16Z

(KGTV) - Firefighters, deputies and swift water rescue teams searched fire burn zones in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County Tuesday for anyone trapped in mudslides.

Social media shows teams pulling a 14-year-old girl from rubble in Montecito. First responders also deployed a search dog to check for survivors in homes damaged by sliding debris.

911 calls surged overnight as the storm moved in to the area burned in the Thomas Fire.

 

SLIDESHOW: Dramatic mudslide and river rescues in Southern California

 

 

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