Cal Fire forced to relocate their Hayfork station; volunteer fire, locals respond

  • Source: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding
  • Published: 06/28/2022 12:00 AM

Cal Fire's Hayfork Station in Trinity County is being relocated, after the agency’s lease on the building was not renewed. Monday was moving day, and members of Cal Fire's Shasta Trinity unit spent the morning moving their equipment out of the station and to their new location: an old Church just down the road. The renovating of the church into a useable station will take time. The unit will still provide coverage in Hayfork, but they'll be forced to base themselves some 40 minutes away from town come nightfall. KRCR spoke with the Fire Chief for Hayfork’s volunteer station on Monday. He said this situation is less than ideal, especially as we approach July. "With Cal Fire currently moving to its new location and, at this time, going back to Fawn Lodge or Weaverville in the evenings, it has left us short staffed in the evenings," said Chief Leroy Warshawer. "Which is of huge concern going into fire season, with our low fuel moistures, expected drought conditions and expected extreme fire behavior."


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