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Centerville & Nimshew Roads Fire Fuels Reduction Project

Thursday, April 20, 2017/Categories: News and Announcements

For Immediate Release: April 20, 2017, 1:45 pm
Contact: Dennis Schmidt, (530) 538.7681, or
CAL FIRE Butte Unit Office: (530) 538-7111
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On February 14, 2017, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFIRE) awarded a grant to County of Butte to reduce fire fuels and create shaded fuel breaks in Butte Creek Canyon along 16 miles of Butte County publicly maintained roadways through December 31, 2017. Total project cost is $85,184, which includes State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Prevention Fee funding from Cal FIRE in the amount of $55,370. A public meeting is planned for Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 6:30pm at the Centerville-Coleman Museum, located at 13548 Centerville Rd, Chico, CA. At this meeting, residents of the area will be able to learn more about the process, timing, and methods planned for this important fuel reduction project. 

Areas that are planned for fuel reduction work are as follows:

  • Humbug Rd between Skyway and Nimshew Rd, 2 miles (4 acres)
  • Nimshew Rd south from Skyway for 4 miles (8 acres)
  • Helltown Rd north from Centerville Rd for 1 mile (2 acres)
  • Centerville Rd north from Honey Run Rd for 9 miles (18 acres)

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