Cal Fire

Fire burns 8 acres in Newcastle

A grass fire scorched approximately 8 acres in the area of Newcastle and Indian Hill roads in Newcastle Sunday. Cal Fire received the call at about 2:10 p.m. and crews were in the ...

Our View: We can’t wait for fire protection

It’s been a year since the 49 Fire and residents and victims of the devastating blaze are seeing dry fields with new, fearful eyes. One of the fields borders the Northpark Plac ...

Residents raise funds for fire safety

Local residents who lost their homes in the 49 Fire are working to keep their properties safe this summer. Fran Kehoe lives in the North Park subdivision in Auburn. The neighborho ...

Illegal fireworks raise fire risk

There are lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. In Auburn, Loomis and throughout unincorporated Placer County, shooting off fireworks isn’t one of them. “All fireworks ...

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 ...

Time to thank a firefighter

Firefighters are a humble bunch and never look for accolades or praise when they accomplish something marvelous. For them, it’s just routine — a part of the job. Well, battlin ...

Wildland fire burns 5 acres in Ophir area

A vegetation fire charred five acres in the Ophir area Saturday evening but did not threaten any structures. The blaze broke out at Taylor and Ridge roads at approximately 5:30 p ...

Auburn fire threat still high

Auburn residents should not consider themselves safe from fire this summer. Auburn Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi said although the recent Project Canyon Safe was a great community ev ...

Our View: New technology, public could help solve mysteries

Residents are rightfully concerned about five bodies that were found over the last 16 months in the Auburn stretch of Wise Canal. Common sense says this is strange, and deserves s ...

Lingering 49 Fire questions spark private investigation, possible lawsuit

Frustrated by what they consider an inconclusive probe, some victims of the 49 Fire are looking for answers outside the Cal Fire investigation. A group of them met Wednesday with a ...