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Butte County fire officials warn of fraudulent solicitations

Fire officials in Butte County are warning residents of fraudulent solicitation calls from a person claiming to represent Cal Fire/Butte County Fire.

Several residents have reported receiving telephone calls soliciting funds, according to a Cal Fire news release. The calls appear to be automated calls and request credit card donations by pressing “1.”

Cal Fire/Butte County Fire officials say the agency never solicits funds. They urge people who receive such calls to gather as much information as possible through caller identification and to forward the information to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office by calling 530-538-7321.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy