Paul Segalla

Chino Valley Independent Fire District Chief Paul Segalla is sworn in by Hank Clemmensen, president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, as Segalla’s wife, Amy, watches on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Chino. (Khai Le/Correspondent)

By Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/09/16 – 6:30 AM PDT | U

UPLAND >> Fire Chief Paul Segalla has been placed on administrative leave.

Interim City Manager Martin Thouvenell said Monday night he placed Segalla on leave that morning but gave no other details.

“It’s a personnel matter, and I can’t discuss it,” Thouvenell said.

Segalla has been with the department since November after replacing then-fire chief Rick Mayhew who retired in July 2015.

The former chief of the Chino Valley Independent Fire District, Segalla oversaw both the Upland and Montclair fire departments, which were unified in January 2014 as a cost savings for both cities. He previously served as fire chief for West Covina’s fire department.

He has an annual salary of $161,196.

More to come.