According to a report from Action News Now, the town council of Paradise, California, is expected to finalize the purchase of the Church of Christ Paradise property at 1181 Pearson Road, which will be used to build a new fire station.
The nearly five-acre property has been empty for several months. The Council approved the purchase on November 2, 2020, at a cost of about $200,000.
John Gaddie, Butte County Cal Fire Public Information Officer, said Paradise is in need of a new fire station to replace its Station 82. Gaddie said he estimates that Station 82, located on South Libby and Pearson Roads, is at least 50 years old. That fire station currently staffs three firefighters 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
No details have yet been made public about construction. The town plans to use money from its general fund to purchase the plot of land.