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University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Chico State Officer Alexander Scott received accolades for saving the life of a Chico State student last fall.
February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018,...

Firefighters respond to Jesus Center incident

The Jesus Center is located on Park Avenue in Chico. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl
November 16, 2019

The fire department was called Friday for a small, smoldering fire that broke out at the Jesus Center.According to Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge, there was a hot water heater on the second floor of...

Fire at Cafe Petra in downtown Chico

A fire broke out at Cafe Petra on Monday.
April 23, 2019

Chico Fire Department responded to a fire at Cafe Petra on 163 2nd St. at about 4 p.m. on Monday. The fire was contained between the first and second floor of the building. Fire crews worked through the...

3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

3-vehicle accident leads to fatality
April 17, 2019

Chico Police Department responded to a three-car traffic collision that led to one fatality at Marigold and East Avenue on Saturday.A vehicle with a solo driver was traveling at a high speed eastbound...

Maintenance worker trapped in mid-air behind Acker Gym

The safety lines where a maintenance worker became stranded behind Acker Gym Monday, before rescue by Chico Fire. Photo credit: Josh Cozine
April 23, 2018

A Chico State maintenance worker required rescue by Acker Gym Monday after getting stuck on a safety rope.The man became stuck, suspended in air by safety ropes, before Chico Fire helped the man down....

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Chico Fire battles a house fire at East 20th Street. Photo courtesy of Chico Fire Facebook.
April 18, 2018

The attic of a residence at 490 East 20th Street was in flames Tuesday evening, when Chico Fire Division Chief Jesse Alexander arrived on scene. According to Alexander, four fire engines, 17 firefighters,...

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Miller attended the 9-11 rememberance ceremony. Photo credit: Christian Solis
September 11, 2017

Chico Fire Station held a Sept. 11 memorial for victims and heroes of the attack.Members of the community gathered around a 9-11 monument, 16 years later, on Monday. It took place at the Chico Fire Station...

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

7th and Chestnut House Excavation Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga
February 25, 2017

Chico Fire and Police Department were still working at the scene of the 7th and Chestnut Streets house fire. The excavation of the house took place throughout the afternoon shortly after the fire was put...

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

A couch fire  set in April last year. Photo Credit: Brittany McClintock
May 18, 2016

Chico State's history of setting couches on fire has caused much risk and hazard to the community, according to the Chico Fire Department. Because of this trend, the department has created a program known...

Wanted: Chico college couches

Wanted: Chico college couches
December 8, 2015
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New ordinance to reduce couch fires

Map of furniture-related fires in Chico. Photo courtesy of Chico Fire Department.
December 7, 2015

Chico City Council passed a new city ordinance proposed by the Chico Fire Department that could reduce the amount of couch and furniture-related fires. The ordinance bans residents and Chico State students...

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Chico Fire Department putting out a trash fire near Warner Street in an alley on Monday afternoon. Photo credit: Lars Gustafson
November 4, 2015

A trash-fire on a alleyway by Warner Street was quickly put out by the Chico Fire Department. The fire occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Monday and the Fire Department arrived within 15 minutes as smoke filled...

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