SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
The Sacramento County Coroner's Office is one of multiple agencies tapped to assist in rescue and recovery efforts of those affected by early Monday morning's deadly boat fire in Southern California.
Kimberly Gin, spokesperson for the coroner's office, said the agency was asked to help because of its expertise in rapid DNA identification.
"It’s the same machine that we used during the Butte fires. So we’ll be able to link victim DNA to family DNA," said Gin, referring to the November 2018 Camp Fire that claimed more than 80 lives.
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