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Construction to Begin on Doyle Fire Station Expansion

From left; Aaron Grove, Plumas National Forest; Kathy Catron, Doyle Fire Chief; Dereck Wilson, BLM Northern California District Manager; Kim Dow, BLM Carson City District Manager; Federica Lee, BLM California Associate State Director; Emily Ryan, BLM Eagle Lake Field Office (Susanville) Field Manager.

Jeff Fontana
BLM Public Affairs Officer

Leaders from the Bureau of Land Management, Plumas National Forest, Cal-FIRE, Lassen County, the Doyle Fire Department, and other local partners today broke ground on a project to expand a fire station in the community of Doyle. The project will improve wildfire response to the community and surrounding public lands and enhance working conditions for fire crews.

Construction will begin in the coming weeks and is expected to be completed this fall.

“Partners are vital to our efforts to prevent and manage wildfire in our local communities,” said Dereck Wilson, manager of the BLM Northern California District.

“This investment in south county will improve wildland fire response and better support our wildland firefighters.”

Wildland firefighters are facing increased demands as wildland firefighting has become a year-round effort and incidents more extreme. This expansion will provide improved living and working conditions for fire and support crews, who are the backbone of the fire program.

The project features a new four-bay equipment building that will house wildland fire engines from the Bureau of Land Management’s Northern California and Carson City districts, and from the Plumas National Forest who will continue to position a firefighting bulldozer at the station.

The building will complement an existing four-bay engine barn.

Wilson said the new building will offer increased office and meeting space, alleviating cramped conditions at the existing fire station office and barracks building. The project represents a $10 million investment into the Doyle community.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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