Meet Brownie, the new arson-sniffing dog for the Compton Fire Department

Brownie the English Labrador has helped out with 15 fires so far.

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Meet the new arson-sniffing dog for Compton Fire Department
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DOGGONE CUTE: Meet Brownie, the new addition to the Compton Fire Department who can sniff out arson fires.

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- The Compton Fire Department on Friday showed off a new addition to the team - an arson-sniffing dog.

Brownie, an adorable 2-year-old English Labrador, is trained to sniff out petroleum-based products at suspected arson fires. She was given to the department as part of a special grant from State Farm. She is only the second arson-sniffing dog in all of Los Angeles County.

Brownie's handler Darren Juarado says the two train constantly and must get re-certified once a year. Since the beginning of her time with the Compton Fire Department at the beginning of September, Brownie has assisted at 15 fires.