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Fire burns in steep terrain near Blue Canyon airport
Thursday Aug 06 2015
A wildland fire burning two miles southwest of Blue Canyon was holding steady at five acres. Cal Fire reported the fire, first called in late Tuesday, was located in steep terrain ...
$18 million cost for Lowell Fire near Dutch Flat
Wednesday Aug 05 2015
A fire that threatened the Placer County communities of Dutch Flat and Alta is nearing containment – but at a high cost. George Morris, Cal Fire unit chief for Placer, Nevad ...
Reader input: Cal Fire meeting on fire very thorough
Thursday Jul 30 2015
I attended a meeting (Wednesday) about the Lowell Fire in Dutch Flat. Speaking as a former public information staffer for Placer County, who’s attended her share of these m ...
Placer crews protecting close to home on Lowell Fire
Wednesday Jul 29 2015
While more than 2,200 firefighters have converged on the Lowell Fire, near Dutch Flat, for a contingent of about 60, it’s personal. That’s the number of firefighters a ...
Systems of support pave way for crews, evacuees
Tuesday Jul 28 2015
Behind every firefighter working to contain a fire, there’s a large system of support to care for him or her. There’s a second system of support to care for the people ...
Lowell Fire grows to 1,500 acres; mandatory evacuations in place
Saturday Jul 25 2015
Update: 10 a.m. Sunday, July 27 - A fire that broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday north of Gold Run has grown to 1,500 acres, not 4,000 as originally determined. "WIt ...
Gaines moves to shield Cal Fire efforts from drone interference
Thursday Jul 23 2015
Responding to continued drone interference to emergency responders from the air, Sen. Ted Gaines plans to introduce legislation that could lead to jail time for drone opera ...
Baxter Fire: Fast spread, faster containment
Wednesday Jul 22 2015
Firefighters battled and ultimately stopped a rapidly spreading fire in rural neighborhoods approximately three miles northwest of Auburn Wednesday evening. The Baxter Fire -- nam ...
Storms bring Sierra fire risk
Friday Jun 26 2015
An energy packed storm system has weather watchers and the state’s fire agency looking toward the Sierra Nevada for lightning strikes this weekend and into next week. Thunde ...
Reader Input: Big fires harbor big mysteries
Thursday Jun 25 2015
I am glad to see that Cal Fire has stopped issuing burn permits. Too bad they didn’t have the foresight not to issue one to themselves before their controlled burn got out-of ...
Endangered Ophir fire station stays open for now
Wednesday Jun 17 2015
Ophir’s fire station will remain open until at least Jan. 1, Placer County supervisors decided Tuesday. The board approved its annual contract with Cal Fire for fire protect ...
State crews team up to clear debris from Alta transient camps
Tuesday Jun 16 2015
More than 500 50-gallon bags of trash are the byproduct of a multi-agency clean up and fuel reduction effort along Interstate 80 near Alta. Since June 3 crews from Caltrans have c ...
‘Spider’ gnashes to good use in fire prevention
Sunday Jun 14 2015
"It’s like a spider on wheels,” came the news pitch about a machine used to clear dense underbrush. “Spider + wheels = the stuff of nightmares,” was ...
Reader Input: Make weed abatement a priority
Tuesday Jun 09 2015
We are inundated daily about the drought. We hear what lawmakers are doing and not doing on the radio, TV and Internet. It seems so simple to me. If we make fire prevention first ...
Women, children flee burning Auburn group home
Sunday Jun 07 2015
Fifteen women and children living at a group home in Auburn safely escaped flames after the Lincoln Way Victorian caught fire Friday. Much of the interior of the three-story ...
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