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Fire officials confident on Applegate containment

Firefighters are near full containment on the Applegate Fire despite gusty weekend weather throughout the region. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at multiple points along ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...

Saturday is targeted for 100 percent King Fire containment

With firefighters gaining the upper hand on the King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties, containment could come as early as Saturday. The Interagency Incident Management Team c ...

King Fire grows, so does containment

Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...

Foresthill fire base abuzz with activity

FORESTHILL, Ca -- Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and paper towels are the main requests of one “spike crew” team member just back to camp from the front lines of the King ...

Weekend weather helps firefighters

Weekend summer storms helped to cool firefighters on the frontlines of the nearly 88,000-acre King Fire and helped them to gain a greater hold on containment. While the King Fire ...

Sept. 1 target date for American Fire containment near Foresthill

Blue skies instead of smoke -- and a target containment date of Sept. 1 instead of uncertainty about the American Fire -- greeted the Placer County Board of Supervisors during a br ...

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 ...

Robbers Fire containment rises to 80 percent

UPDATE: 6 P.M. JULY 19 - Containment efforts on the Robbers Fire moved closer Thursday. Cal Fire reported 80 percent containment – up from 70 percent Wednesday evening. Full ...

Gratitude replaces fear as Foresthill-area Robbers Fire evacuees go home

UPDATE: 3:55 P.M. JULY 18 - Evacuees in some areas of the Robbers Fire zone were returning to their homes Wednesday, ending a weeklong ordeal. And the first task for many was clear ...