Cal Fire

‘Only’ $231.16 still too much

I am opposed to the new tax for Cal Fire. I just received my Placer County 2012-2013 Secured Property Tax Bill. The last two items are (1) 70700 Placer Hills Fire, Direct Charge $6 ...

Residents confused, angered upon receipt of fire fee notice

During the past week, Roger Perkins went to his mailbox in North Auburn expecting to receive birthday cards and the usual mailings, but something unusual caught his eye. Perkins ce ...

Cal Fire: Transients frequent site of North Auburn blaze

Officials are still investigating what caused a 2-acre grass fire Wednesday in a field that is surrounded by residences and businesses in North Auburn, said Daniel Berlant, Cal Fir ...

Fire near Skyridge School dubbed “suspicious”

A fire that broke out behind Skyridge Elementary School in Auburn has been determined to be "suspicious" by investigating fire and police officials. The fire started Tuesday eveni ...

Dry lightning raises Northern California fire danger

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has increased its staffing due to the dry lightning and strong winds that have hit Northern California. A low ...

Rabbits killed in outbuilding fire

Some 40 rabbits perished in an outbuilding fire on Still Road west of Lake of the Pines Friday afternoon, according to Cal Fire reports. Three outbuildings were destroyed but the r ...

Smoke in Auburn caused by 400,000 acres of burning land

AUBURN CA - If you noticed smoke Wednesday in Auburn, it was drifting from a string of fires moving toward the foothill region from the north. Fire crews were responding to fires ...

CDF needs to get back to its mission

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) fire fee will not be used for thinning brush and clearing trees around your home (“$150 fire fee bills targete ...

Cal Fire issues statewide burn ban

California's dry conditions and high temperatures, along with increased fire activity, has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to suspend ...

Smoke in Auburn likely coming from Chips Fire

If you're smelling and seeing smoke in the Auburn area Wednesday afternoon, you can thank the Chips Fire and the northerly winds. According to California Department of Forestry and ...

Small fire creeps up on homes near Bell Air Drive

A small fire sparked by a water agency mower burned a half acre of land off of Bell Air Drive Monday afternoon but was quickly contained by fire officials. The fire started around ...

Half-acre fire backs up close to homes

Cal Fire crews contained a fire near Auburn homes to half-an-acre Monday. The fire started around 2 p.m. Monday and aircraft was initially called in for support for an area on fir ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Daniel Berlant

This week Journal City and Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia caught up Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant about the Robbers Fire and its impact. Berlant spoke with Newsmakers on W ...

Another View: Fire reminds us of what to be grateful for

This week and last our coverage was dominated by the Robbers Fire. This fire was threatening and no doubt caused fear for evacuated homeowners. We also extend our sympathies to th ...

Another View: New fee doesn?t pay for prevention, response

While the July 15 opinion piece in the Auburn Journal (Our View: "Seeing fire crews in action money well spent") is 100 percent correct in stating these are dollars well spent and ...