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Fire officials confident on Applegate containment

Firefighters are near full containment on the Applegate Fire despite gusty weekend weather throughout the region. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at multiple points along ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...

Was it arson? Cal Fire looks for Applegate Fire answers

Forced to flee the fire, Bob Kennedy of Applegate’s Hidden Meadows Court found temporary shelter Thursday in a friend’s motor home in North Auburn and a place to park h ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Stop light repairs rupture North Auburn gas line

A Placer County work crew ruptured a natural gas line in North Auburn Tuesday morning prompting a school closure and emergency response. The break occurred at the corner of Bell R ...

King Fire slows; crews downsize

After more than two weeks of intense firefighting, crews are nearing an end to the massive King Fire. The blaze started  Sept. 13 as a suspected act of arson. Since then the ...

King Fire grows, so does containment

Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...

Pilots, crews take to skies for fire fight

SACRAMENTO – The Doors play over a radio somewhere in the pit crew’s sun tent as meandering orange stains streak across the hot tarmac. Below the bright orange belly o ...

King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...