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Civilians help extinguish roadside fires near Auburn

Six fire engines finished the work started by several civilians who helped extinguish four fires on the side of Highway 49 Thursday afternoon between Auburn and Grass Valley, a Cal ...

Vegetation fire burns near Colfax

A tractor-trailer rig hauling hay caught fire on westbound Interstate 80, one mile east of Colfax, at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer ...

Hung up Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper rescued from tree branch

AUBURN CA - A Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper was rescued then arrested after a getting hung up Monday night on a tree branch near the end of his 730-foot plunge. A Pacific Gas & El ...

$150 fire fee bills targeted for some, not all, Auburn-area residents

AUBURN CA - Depending on what side of the border they’re living on, Auburn-area property owners could be in for a sudden shock in coming days when they open up an envelope with a ...

Suspect arrested on charge of starting Robbers Fire

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 ...

Robbers Fire danger remains as Cal Fire moves beyond containment

UPDATE: 5:30 P.M. JULY 20 - The recipe for large-scale disaster was almost complete in the Robbers Fire, but not quite. Gusting winds, low humidity and torrid temperatures nurture ...

Cal Fire's Robbers Fire bill rises to $11.9 million

AUBURN CA - The bill to fight the Robbers Fire between Colfax and Foresthill was moving toward $12 million as Cal Fire ramped down operations Thursday. With a fire footprint bottl ...

Cal Fire:Robbers Fire containment could come Saturday

UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 17 - Robbers Fire defense lines were holding through Tuesday and Cal Fire was reporting the stubborn blaze could be bottled up by the weekend. Cloudy sk ...

Wind direction shift could spell Robbers Fire trouble

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. July 17- A stubborn wildfire burning in the canyons between Foresthill and Colfax had grown to 2,650 acres by Tuesday and Cal Fire was digging in for a shift ...

Resident fights Newcastle fire with garden hose

Quick response by a tactical fire team heading to the Robbers Fire and residents with garden hoses kept a 1.5-acre brush fire in Newcastle from causing any major damage today, Thur ...

Fire information center opens in Colfax

Colfax residents can find out how the Robbers Fire, burning in the American River Canyon, affects them. An information center opened at 4 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Hall, l ...

Fire threatens Applegate-Meadow Vista area home

AUBURN CA - A wildland fire moving up a hill Friday toward a house in the Applegate area was extinguished by fire crews before it could do any structural damage. The fire was repor ...

Eastern Placer County home destroyed by fire

A house in the Alpine Meadows subdivision about five miles east of Colfax was destroyed by fire Wednesday noon. According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Doug Rinella, a neighbor acros ...

Colfax home destroyed in morning fire

A fire that destroyed a Colfax home Tuesday morning is under investigation by Cal Fire. According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Doug Pinella, the fire was reported at 6:08 a.m. A tot ...

Daylight Saving Time begins Saturday night

It’s time to “spring forward” for Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Cal Fire reminds Californians to change batteries in their smoke alarms when ...