CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. -- Chief Hoke is set to leave the Illinois Valley Fire District.
The Fire District said he announced he accepted an offer as Fire Chief of the Scappoose and Columbia River Fire Districts.
Hoke has been Chief of IVFD since February 2013.
Illinois Valley Fire District said that during his tenure, he was able to upgrade 90 percent of the fleet at 6 fire stations.
IVFD said that Deputy Chief Gavlik will be acting Chief during the interim.
Illinois Valley Fire District says that they anticipate the position being filled by November 1st, 2019.