Emergency

Stop light repairs rupture North Auburn gas line

A Placer County work crew ruptured a natural gas line in North Auburn Tuesday morning prompting a school closure and emergency response. The break occurred at the corner of Bell R ...

Tiny Ophir hamlet’s weak water-well woes set to end

The prospect of a guaranteed supply of treated water has Ophir Gardens resident David Pinder happy but not giddy enough to start wasting what is becoming an even more valuable comm ...

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 ...

County constantly prepares for disasters

Large fires in two neighboring counties over the last week raise questions about emergency preparedness in Placer County. While the smaller Dog Bar fire, in Nevada County, is near ...

Foresthill area’s American River Fire rehab price tag $500,000

  The U.S. Forest Service is moving to protect American Fire lands before rain and snow moves in. The Forest Service has approved emergency safety and erosion-prevention mea ...

Freezing temperatures spur emergency shelter for Placer’s homeless

  AUBURN CA - Restrictions have been loosened to allow virtually all of Auburn’s homeless population to find shelter from the cold in Auburn. Suzi de Fosset, Gathering ...