CHP dispatchers back at their posts |

CHP dispatchers back at their posts

CHP dispatchers back at their posts

Two CHP dispatchers who mistakenly told 911 callers in the early stages of the Angora fire that the blaze was a controlled burn are back at their posts in the Truckee communications center, an official said.

But the dispatchers, who have not been named, are likely to face some discipline as a result of their actions on June 24, said Capt. Gary Ross, commander of the CHP field office in Truckee.

“They will face disciplinary action. To what extent, I don’t know yet,” Ross said Tuesday.

Ross said he hadn’t yet received results of an investigation into the dispatchers’ actions. But Ross said he knew of nothing that would have led the dispatchers to believe there was a controlled burn in progress that day.

– Tahoe Daily Tribune

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