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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 ...

Foothills rain projections fail to dampen fall fire threat yet

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 ...

Grand jury report defends Cal Fire’s 49 Fire actions

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, ...

Insurer funds thermal imaging camera for North Auburn fire station

Insurance company funds new thermal imaging camera for North Auburn fire station Placer County Fire Department has a new thermal imaging camera paid for by a $10,706 grant from ...

CHP, Cal Fire team up to rescue woman on Bear River near Colfax

Cal Fire firefighters and a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew are being credited with rescuing a woman who had become lost in the darkness along an isolated stretch of the ...

A year after 49 Fire, nightmare lingers in North Auburn burn area

In the dream, 49 Fire victim William McReynolds comes back to his charred North Auburn neighborhood again and stands alone to face homes that have been reduced to ashes. McReynold ...