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Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time
Wednesday Oct 10 2012
FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...
Ophir fire station to call it quits Jan. 1
Tuesday Sep 11 2012
AUBURN CA - FEMA could come to Placer County Fire’s rescue in an attempt to keep the Ophir station on Wise Road open. Placer County Fire is seeking a $1.2 million grant from a Fe ...
Skyrocketing Christian Valley insurance bills blamed on rating mistake
Tuesday Aug 21 2012
AUBURN CA - If you live in the Christian Valley area and your homeowners insurance bill has just taken a sudden leap, you may want to get in touch with Placer County Fire officials ...
Suspect arrested on charge of starting Robbers Fire
Friday Jul 20 2012
UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 20 - A Sacramento man was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting the Robbers Fire with what is being described as a pyrotechnic device. Bryon Mason, 28, wa ...
North Auburn, Ophir to vote June 5 on fire tax increase
Tuesday Jan 24 2012
AUBURN CA - Voters in Placer County’s North Auburn-Ophir fire protection coverage area will decide June 5 on whether they want to raise an additional $570,000 a year through high ...
New fire tax question could land on North Auburn voters’ ballots
Monday Dec 19 2011
AUBURN CA - Placer County is moving forward with a possible June 5 vote in North Auburn and Ophir on raising $570,000 annually through higher taxes to maintain current fire protect ...
Placer panel to hear appeals on hazardous vegetation cleanup orders
Friday Nov 04 2011
Owners of brush-choked properties will be able to argue their case to keep their land wild before a new hazardous vegetation management panel set up by Placer County. The panels w ...
Foothills rain projections fail to dampen fall fire threat yet
Monday Oct 03 2011
Rain is back in the National Weather Service foothills forecast for the first time since late June. But fire officials say that while it’s a good sign, it’s still too early to ...
Questions still burning two years after 49 Fire
Monday Aug 29 2011
Aug. 30, 2009. It’s a date indelibly etched in the psyches and the lives of hundreds of North Auburn residents who fled the flames and lived to tell their own stories about the ...
Grand jury report defends Cal Fire’s 49 Fire actions
Monday Aug 22 2011
With the second anniversary of the 49 Fire approaching, Cal Fire’s response to the disastrous North Auburn blaze is being defended by the Placer County grand jury. The Aug. 30, ...
49 Fire arson investigators aren’t giving up in suspect search
Friday Mar 11 2011
Larry Dykes has moved on. A 49 Fire victim, he’s owner of one of the 64 North Auburn homes destroyed in the catastrophic arson blaze on Aug. 30, 2009, that Cal Fire investigator ...
Fire disaster came close to Michigan Bluff, Foresthill: Cal Fire chief
Tuesday Jun 24 2008
A lightning-strike fire that erupted over the weekend came dangerously close to spreading into the mountain communities of Foresthill and Michigan Bluff, Placer County’s top fire ...
County supervisors help students and museums mark History Month
Tuesday May 13 2008
Sporting a natty, turn of the 19th century bowler hat, Supervisor Jim Holmes stylishly showed his support Tuesday for California Museum Month in Placer County. Chairing Tuesday’ ...
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