Border Patrol agents assist with fire evacuations
EUREKA, Mont. – Due to an ongoing fire threat in Eureka, U.S. Border Patrol agents from
the Eureka Border Patrol Station were asked to assist with voluntary evacuation efforts.
Early Tuesday morning, the agents assisted by going door to door to advise residents of the voluntary evacuations. Agents also provided traffic assistance at major intersections. Several agents who were helping local residents also lived in the voluntary evacuation areas. However, agents continued to serve the community until other Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene.
“Agents of the U.S. Border Patrol are always ready to provide assistance within the communities in which they live and work,” Spokane Sector Border Patrol Chief Henry Rolon said. “This also shows the selfless acts of agents who, when their personal property is in jeopardy, will continue to work and help others in need.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.