Fire Station 3 closes

Flights from airport should not be affected

On July 16, the Chico Fire Department closed Station 3, which is located at the Chico Municipal Airport, due to the city’s financial troubles.

According to a press release from the city’s Fire Prevention & Life Safety Bureau, one firefighter will still be assigned daily to the airport’s aircraft-rescue firefighting apparatus to provide Federal Aviation Administration-required fire protection, thus avoiding the stoppage of commercial flights into Chico.

However, as noted in the press release, the closing of the station “will cause a significant delay in the arrival of Fire-Rescue resources in the north Chico area presently served by Fire Station 3.”