Cal Fire

Dry conditions create tinderbox conditions in California

There have been over three times as many wildfires in California this year from January through the second week of April than there were last year, Cal Fire reports. With November ...

Gratitude for fire safety work

Deer Ridge is a community of 120 homes located in Auburn. Six common areas were created by the developer for beauty and recreational use for our residents. Gray areas within our CC ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Sitting down with Daniel Berlant

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of our online video series, Auburn Newsmakers. Below is the first question of the one-on-one interview with Cal Fire Spokesman Daniel B ...

Ambulance collides with SUV at busy intersection

Auburn — An American Medical Response ambulance and a Chevy Tahoe crashed at about 12:15 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 49 and Bell Road. While there were no injurie ...

Rural Auburn residents speak out against $150 fire fee

Placer County residents and officials are reacting to a controversial new $150 fee that will be assessed by the state on rural properties to pay for fire protection. Bills for the ...

Measure B a grand sum

Our family has lived in Newcastle over 40 years. We have been active in 4-H, Long Valley Grange, have supported raising money for our local kids. We love our community and all the ...

Newcastle residents receive Measure B ballots

Ballots for Measure B started arriving in the mailboxes of Newcastle residents’ home Tuesday. Local fire officials say without a two-thirds ‘yes’ vote on a parcel tax to ke ...

Fire burns down Auburn home

Flames ravaged a 3,000 square foot home in Auburn, but the home’s three residents exited to safety, Monday night. Cal Fire-Placer County Fire and Auburn Fire responded to the ca ...

Thank you for keeping us safe

Now that everyone has returned to their homes after averting a catastrophe in downtown Lincoln (Journal, Aug. 26-27), I would like to express tremendous thanks to our city’s emer ...

Another View: Fuel tanker fire tests character

Last week’s propane fire (in Lincoln) was both an emergency that easily could have turned into a disaster, and a major test of our community’s character. We all breathed sighs ...

Food truck toast after freeway fire

Fire crews were able to quickly put out a small fire after a catering truck ignited into flames Friday afternoon. The incident was reported at about 1 p.m. when the truck caught ...

Early morning Auburn blaze causes $85,000 in damage

An early morning Auburn fire caused $85,000 of damage, but no one was hurt. Seven Cal Fire crews, assisted by the Placer Hills Fire Department, responded to a four-plex building f ...

Residents key in fire prevention battle

While wildfires may not be as blissful as popsicles and sunblock, they are just as prevalent during summer months in the foothills. However, there are many things that homeowners ...

Ruffalo: Rural firefighting fee just latest taxpayer thugging

There’s a dreary axiom we political junkies know by heart. You know, the one about people love to eat sausages but really shouldn’t watch them being made. Well, judging by the ...

Kayaker airlifted from American River

A New Hampshire man is in serious condition after he was airlifted during a night rescue from the American River. News of the Tuesday night rescue was released Thursday afternoon ...