Auburn City Fire

Fires threaten homes, impacts air quality

The smell of smoke was heavy and prevalent in the air around Auburn Monday morning as fires burned in two neighboring counties. But the smell wasn’t the only tell-tale sign ...

Colfax-area fire reduced to hot spots

Steep terrain and limited access were keeping fire crews from completely containing the rural grass fire Tuesday afternoon off Iowa Hill Road northeast of Colfax that started a day ...

49er ROP ignites students’ passion

After completing a year of classes and training with Placer County’s 49er Regional Occupational Program and the Auburn City Fire Department, Shelby Davis, 18, of Auburn made ...

Local firefighters help with SoCal blaze

A strike team made up of 23 local firefighters made its way down to Southern California Thursday afternoon to assist in the effort to extinguish the 800-acre Cocos Fire in San Dieg ...

Gov. Brown declares “Wildfire Awareness Week”

Steadily increasing fire risks brought on by a lingering drought has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare this week “Wildfire Awareness Week” in an effort to remind cit ...

Firefighters call on public to prevent layoffs

The Auburn Firefighters Association, which represents members of Auburn City Fire, has created an online method for concerned residents to voice their support for the five firefigh ...

Child severely burned; flown to UC Davis for treatment

A child was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday evening after being badly burned by flames in a backyard fire pit. Auburn police said the incident occurred around 9 p.m. ...

In Auburn, first-responders are on a roll

A hamburger at an Auburn fast-food restaurant has been dedicated to local firefighters and their ongoing service to the community. Lisa Swisely, owner of Local Heroes, said she le ...

Local firefighters teach teens life saving procedures

Auburn city firefighters dedicated a part of their day Wednesday to teach E.V. Cain Middle School students how to potentially save someone’s life. The department, which had ...

Bike accident smashes frozen-yogurt shop window

A teen’s out-of-control bicycle smashed the window of Tango Frozen Yogurt in Downtown Auburn’s Central Square. Lt. Victor Pecoraro of the Auburn Police Department said ...

Local man angered over wood piles left near house

As the warm, dry months of summer loom in the not-so-distant future, one Auburn resident worries about piles of wood left around his property by tree trimmers contracted by Pacific ...

Auburn council to discuss hiring freeze

Auburn Mayor Bridget Powers said this week that in light of recent economic setbacks, the city may need to consider enacting a hiring freeze. Powers voiced her views during Monday ...

Three small fires contained off I-80

Three small fires were quickly contained by CalFire and other officials Monday afternoon. Tony Peared, a dispatcher with Grass Valley CalFire, said the fires were reported by multi ...

Newsmakers: How $146,000 will help protect Auburn homeowners

This week the Journal met with Auburn?s Fire Chief Mark D?Ambrogi to talk about a grant the fire department was recently awarded to the tune of about $146,000. The grant, given by ...

Fire chief shares insights on

Auburn City Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Mark D’Ambrogi shared with the Journal his thoughts on the 2011 fire report he delivered at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Highlig ...