Butte County Fire Department is the largest fire department north of Sacramento, California to Eugene, Oregon. We are a combination of career and citizen volunteer firefighters.

Our Mission: "To provide professional services to protect lives, property, and environment to those residing, working or traveling with in the unincorporated areas of Butte County, the cities of Biggs and Gridley and the Town of Paradise."



    Effective April 1, 2015 Burn permits are required

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     Contact Fire

    Butte County Fire

    In an Emergency
    Dial 9-1-1
    Arson Hotline

    Phone:    530.538.7111
    Fax:        530.538.7401

     Locations and Hours

    Butte County Fire
    176 Nelson Avenue
    Oroville CA, 95965

    Office Hours
    Monday to Friday
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    Excludes Holidays

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     Current Incidents

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    Butte County Fire

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    Butte County Fire CALFIRE

    176 Nelson Avenue
    Oroville, CA 95965

    Greg McFadden, Interim Fire Chief
    David Hawks, Assistant Chief, North Division
    Chris Haile, Assistant Chief, South Division
    Darren Read, Administrative Chief

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