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I-80 drivers try in vain to snuff out Applegate Fire
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
“It got too big, too fast.” Pete Enochs was witness to the beginnings of an inferno that spread quickly through the Applegate area from its origin as a series of spot ...
Fires threaten homes, impacts air quality
Tuesday Sep 16 2014
The smell of smoke was heavy and prevalent in the air around Auburn Monday morning as fires burned in two neighboring counties. But the smell wasn’t the only tell-tale sign ...
Placer High School fire evacuates hundreds of students
Friday Feb 28 2014
A fire in a Placer High School classroom today led to the safe evacuation of hundreds of students before it was put out. The fire was initially reported in an upper campus classro ...
America of yore remains alive and well
Thursday Jul 26 2012
I saw America today. Some days I wonder if the America I grew up with – the America of my grandparents – the America of our Founding Fathers and pioneers, still exi ...
Gratitude replaces fear as Foresthill-area Robbers Fire evacuees go home
Wednesday Jul 18 2012
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 ...
Galleria fires to cost $6.5 million and counting
Friday Oct 22 2010
The Galleria Mall will stay closed at least for several days as investigators comb the rubble where a barricaded man Thursday ignited several fires. They still cannot reach the ep ...
The man behind the Galleria inferno
Friday Oct 22 2010
The man who set the Galleria aflame Thursday was a lonely transient with depression and anger issues, interviews and reports show. Alexander Piggee’s publicity stunt was more a c ...
Gov. declares state of emergency following Galleria arson
Friday Oct 22 2010
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Placer County Friday, a day after a man barricaded himself inside and set fires to the Galleria Mall. The pronouncement ...
Roseville's Westfield Galleria Mall ablaze, suspect ID'd
Thursday Oct 21 2010
The quietest time of day at Roseville’s top landmark turned frantic Thursday when a man took over a store and set off several fires. Alexander Piggee forced a total evacuation o ...
Automated emergency evacuation call raises concerns
Monday Aug 31 2009
As flames tore through homes and businesses in North Auburn, a series of automated phone calls from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s dispatch office alerted residents t ...
Some not told of Sierra College bomb scare
Tuesday Apr 21 2009
As a student at Sierra College attending class this Monday (April 20) I wonder if they are truly prepared for any sort of emergency. A short time into the start of our class, anot ...
Bomb threat investigated at Sierra College Rocklin campus
Monday Apr 20 2009
A threat of bombs and a possible armed intruder caused the evacuation of the Sierra College Rocklin campus Monday evening. But classes are scheduled to resume at the usual time on ...
N. Auburn evacuation halts Placer County vote count
Thursday Nov 13 2008
Placer County’s Nov. 4 election ballots were secure and safe during a two-hour evacuation Thursday of North Auburn’s Finance Administration Building caused by a ruptured gas li ...
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