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Firefighters respond to Jesus Center incident

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

Jessie Imhoff

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 the building that overheated the floor, causing minor damage.Once it was located, it was put out b...

One person injured in early morning Comanche Creek fire

The fire reached near the creek on Tuesday morning. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

October 9, 2019

Early Tuesday, at around 12:53 a.m. Chico Police went to received multiple calls of explosions and fire in the Comanche Creek area near the 400 block of Otterson drive.The Chico Police Department, Chico Fire Department and Butte County Emergency Medical Services Agency all went to investigate the area. When they arri...

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

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. Captain Shawn Eccles and Chico Engine 2 responded to the ropes set-up in the area behind Acker Gym...

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