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 Biggs and 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, view the documents below:

4199 Page 1 Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance

38A Flyer-Page_1 sized  Defensible Space Guidelines

Chapter38A Questions can be Emailed to

Report a Fire Hazard form



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

Phone: 530.538.7888







Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

John Messina, Fire Chief  
Garrett Sjolund , Assistant Chief, North Division 
Ken Lowe, Assistant Chief, South Division 
Bill Reid, Assistant Chief, Administration

Mike Weber, Assistant Chief, Butte Fire Center

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