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Rocklin assists with Lincoln tanker fire

Police department welcomes Lincoln dispatchers
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After the Lincoln Police station was shut down when a tanker fire forced the evacuation of downtown Lincoln, dispatch operations were moved to Rocklin’s police headquarters on Rocklin Road Tuesday. “Our dispatch center is accommodating two Lincoln dispatchers,” said Lt. Lon Milka on Wednesday morning. “They are manning two consoles.” The two cities had talked in the past about a merger of such functions in an emergency and were prepared for just such a situation, according to Rocklin city officials. Rocklin Deputy Police Chief Dan Ruden said Rocklin officers went to the scene to help out. “We’ve sent a lieutenant to relieve the Lincoln staff at their command center,” Ruden said. In addition, Rocklin officers and volunteers assisted with traffic and perimeter control throughout Lincoln. As soon as the call went out, Ruden said, Rocklin firefighters traveled to Lincoln to work alongside other fire agencies. Placer County has set up an emergency information line: (530) 886-5310. ~ Jon Brines