BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Although it may be raining, fire officials say the future risk of fire is still there.
Inmates were clearing brush and dead trees in Chico's Lower Bidwell Park on Tuesday as the county begins fire prevention efforts.
They worked near the Chico Creek Nature Center in an effort to reduce debris.
"There have been some fallen trees that have been there for a really long time that we think is posing a potential fire hazard as well as needs to be cleaned up," said Linda Herman, manager of Parks & Natural Resources for Butte County. "So what doing is they're removing some of the dead trees and some of the dead brush that's in there."
Bidwell Park has been an area on the city's to-do list.
The inmates worked alongside Cal Fire crews.
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- Lower Bidwell Park's fire danger
- Crews contain 2 fires in Bidwell Park
- Changes for Bidwell Park Barbecuers
- Bidwell Bark filled the park
- Second annual 'Santa Shuffle' at Bidwell Park
- Caper Acres Ribbon Cutting in Bidwell Park
- No Wood Burning in Bidwell Park
- Volunteer group consistently cleans up Bidwell Park
- Bobcat sighting in Upper Bidwell Park