Tangent Fire District Chief Scott Casebolt has announced his retirement effective July 1.
Cary Vonasek, the district’s current assistant chief, will serve as interim fire chief while the district looks for a permanent replacement for Casebolt.
Vonasek hasn’t decided whether to pursue the position of chief.
Casebolt has been with the district since 2013, and has more than 41 years as a firefighter.
For 33 years, he was with the Tacoma Fire Department. In previous interviews, he said he loved the transition to a small town. Initially, though, he had to rely on experienced veterans to learn how to handle field fires.