Western Pacific Portola Hospital Burned

The Feather River Rail Society suffered a huge loss on the morning of September 7th at 1am when the fire department was called for a fire at the old WP Hospital site in Portola, CA. Upon arrival of the first responding units they found the structure fully involved in fire. Although efforts were made to save some of the structure these efforts were in vain. The building is now a devastating loss.

The cause of the blaze is suspected arson and an active investigation is ongoing. There will be no further details released until the investigation is completed. There are no suspects for this tragic act at this time.

A $1000.00 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fire.

If you have any information please contact the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department at 530-283-6375 or Cal-Fire Investigator John Berglund at 530-257-7360.

Frank Brehm,

Fire Marshall

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