CHICO, Calif. - Several calls have come in since approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday reporting fires or heavy smoke many areas of Chico.
The calls were from all over the city, including Upper Bidwell Park and Pleasant Valley High School.
At 3:19 p.m. on Sunday the Chico Fire Department reports that there are no active fires in the city at this time. They believe the smoke is from agricultural burns to the south.
They would like citizens to refrain from calling unless they see actual flames, not just smoke in the sky.
@ChicoFD dispatch center has been fielding numerous calls asking about or wanting crews to check on smoke in the city. There is no fire & the smoke is likely from ag burns to the south of Butte Cty. Please only call if you see flames. Remember open fires in the city are illegal.
— Chico Fire Department (@ChicoFD) October 28, 2018