Auburn Fire Department

Citrus Heights man escapes drowning

A Citrus Heights man who jumped into the American?River to cool off was carried downstream in the cold, swift current, but eventually reached shore safely Saturday. “He was very ...

Last ‘run’ honors 30-year volunteer firefighter

A long-time Auburn resident and active community member was honored over the weekend with a last “run” through town. Jim Carlisle, who was a 30-year volunteer with the Auburn ...

Need to know where to drop off your tree?

Auburn residents have several options for Christmas tree recycling this year. Tree owners should first make sure to remove all decorations and lights, and then cut up, unflocked t ...

ID of drugged-out woman who caused I-80 closure unknown

Police still don’t know the identity of an allegedly suicidal woman who closed westbound Interstate 80 for two hours by climbing onto the Ophir Road off ramp sign Saturday evenin ...

Stormy pattern brings more rain, wind, snow

A weather system that generated heavy downpours over the weekend dropped nearly 2 inches of rain in Auburn from Saturday into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. “ ...

Firefighter honored for 40 years

Not all firefighters can say they have served under four fire chiefs and 36 mayors, but Auburn Firefighter Bill Brock-Jones can. On Nov. 19 the Auburn Elk’s Lodge honored Brock- ...

$100K Grant funds work to lower fire risk

The local, state and federal government came together in Auburn Monday to work toward a safer American River Canyon. The California Conservation Corps is using a $100,000 grant t ...

49 Fire: Where was Auburn Fire?

A dispatch error that resulted in a failure to call the Auburn Fire Department to the scene of last year’s 49 Fire was remedied upon its discovery. According to Ian Gow, chief ...

Department ranked among nation’s busiest

The Auburn Fire Department is among the nation’s busiest fire agencies with one engine, a staff of 10, four relief positions and about eight volunteers. In the August edition of ...

Neighbors fighting fire risk

Another group of residents is taking pride in keeping itself safe from fire. Fifteen residents of the Monteceilo neighborhood at Riverview Drive and Maidu Drive along the American ...

Controlled burn shocks residents

A controlled-burn training exercise for Cal Fire and the Auburn City Fire Department baffled some Auburn residents Friday. The burn involved setting a house on Pear Drive on fire a ...

Open burn period extended

Auburn residents can burn dry vegetation throughout most of June. The Auburn Fire Department extended the open burning period from June 1 to June 27 because of this year’s mild ...

Canyon needs regular clearing

The before and after photos that appeared in the Project Canyon Safe article in the Journal on April 13 is the Grand Oaks Homeowner Association Open Space Area. We worked with the ...

A small step toward fire safety

The Auburn City Council and The Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council are gearing up to clear the fuel break in the American River Canyon and they need volunteers to help. At Mond ...

All urged to book it to Placer’s ‘Big Read’

This month everybody in Placer County could have one thing in common — a book. Placer County Library, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, participates thi ...