CHICO, Calif. - Cal Fire awarded grants to local fire divisions to help reduce fire risk in their area with Chico being one of the recipients.
Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge said the $158,907 grant is huge for the department and the city.
The money is planned to be used to help mitigate vegetation fuels in the area.
Areas that have high fire risk are places like Bidwell Park and the City's open spaces and greenways.
"Once we understand what the risk is, then develop a comprehensive management plan around that, so it could be a thinning process," Standridge said. "The use of goats doing controlled burns, so its a whole litany of tools in the toolbox that we will use to help manage the risk that we have."
Standridge encourages people to sign up for the station's Code Red program which the division uses to notify people for evacuations.
To sign up for the program, CLICK HERE.
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