VALLEJO (CBS SF/BCN) — Vallejo Fire Chief Daryl Arbuthnott is walking away from his position to pursue other opportunities, city officials said Monday.

The city of Vallejo issued a news release saying that Arbuthnott “is interested in pursuing other promising opportunities available to him that he cannot pass over,” and that Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Long, a 17-year veteran of the department, will serve as interim chief until a permanent replacement is selected.

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Arbuthnott joined the Vallejo Fire Department in January 2019 after working for the Los Angeles Fire Department for nearly 37 years.

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City Manager Greg Nyhoff said in a statement, “I wish Chief Arbuthnott the best in his future endeavors, and I owe him many thanks for the professionalism and knowledge he brought to Vallejo.”

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