It is the mission of the Butte County Cooperative Fire Agencies to provide professional services to protect lives, property, and environment to those residing, working, or traveling within the unincorporated areas of Butte County, the Cities of Oroville, Biggs, Gridley, and the Town of Paradise.
 Defensible Space



The goal of this page is to provide the citizens of Butte County with a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand source of information on defensible space planning and practices.

To view the Butte County Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance (Chapter 38A) and other guidelines on defensible space, click the links below:

4199 Page 1 Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance

38A Flyer-Page_1 sized  Defensible Space Guidelines

Chapter38A Questions can be Emailed to buttecountyfire@gmail.com

Report a Fire Hazard form

Request an AB38 Defensible Space Inspection



Butte County Evacuation Maps

Are you ready for Wildfire?

Homeowner's Checklist

Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide

Go Bag

Helpful Links 



Butte County Fire Safe Council 

Contact US

Defensible Space Questions-Email buttecountyfire@gmail.com

Phone: 530.538.7888






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Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
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Arson Hotline

Headquarters Main Office

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

 Butte County Fire CALFIRE

Garrett Sjolund, Fire Chief

Bill Reid, Deputy Chief of Operations

Garrett Needles, Assistant Chief, Administration

Patrick Purvis, Assistant Chief, North Division

Byron Vance, Assistant Chief, Special Projects

Sean Norman, Assistant Chief, South Division

Chris Tenns, Assistant Chief, City of Oroville

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