Calfire

Reader Input: May the 49 Fire never repeat

Most of you probably forgot the Auburn 49 (Fire) devastation or wish to forget the incident. It will be four years ago this Friday, Aug 30 (“Wildfire burns structures, closes ...

Reader Input: Major thanks to fire crews

I want to thank the Placer Fire Department and the CalFire crews for their very quick response and professional work that contained and eliminated the fire that threatened our home ...

Reader Input: God bless fire departments

I would like to publicly thank 911 and the CalFire crew for coming to my aid when our wood heater in our home developed a problem with the damper and I could not control the fire g ...

Reader Input: Citizens pull together, save landmark

Here on the West Slope, most of us try to live a life best expressed by the 19th-century American author, Edward Hale, when he said, “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do ...

Landmark restaurant destroyed by fire

A fire destroyed Giovanni’s Restaurant, one of Colfax’s landmarks, late Thursday night. Around 10:20 p.m., employees called 9-1-1 to report the fire, which apparently started ...

Garage fire scorches car

A vehicle fire was stopped in time before it consumed an Auburn garage and its adjoining home. At about 9:08 p.m. Thursday, emergency responders answered a 911 call to a home on ...

Looking Behind The Scenes: Brush and taxes grow at alarming rate

Re-licensing the notebook while trying to recall what happened to the last governor who wanted to hike auto registration fees ... Meanwhile, yet another fiscal crisis is being dum ...