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City of Oroville votes to develop contract with CAL FIRE

The Oroville City Council voted to dissolve the Oroville Fire Department and contract with CAL FIRE to provide fire protection services.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 8:19 AM
Updated: Jul 21, 2021 8:21 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - The City of Oroville will initiate a process to turn fire protection services over to CAL FIRE and dissolve its own fire department.

On Tuesday, the Oroville City Council voted 4-3 to reject a proposal to retain its fire department, or to establish a hybrid model, involving Oroville Fire and CAL FIRE, and instead adopt the proposal to contract with CAL FIRE to provide fire protection services.

RELATED: City of Oroville looking to switch services to CAL FIRE

The CAL FIRE application will be presented to the state agency that oversees the creation of local agencies for approval.

There is no confirmation on when the transition will take place.

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