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Firefighters respond to Rocklin house fire

Rocklin Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred approximately 1:13 p.m. Wednesday on Slate Court in Rocklin. According to Rocklin Fire Battali ...

Lake of the Pines area fire contained

A fire that started early Friday afternoon near Lake of the Pines was contained after 2:30 p.m. The 12-acre fire was located on Retherford and Magnolia roads near Higgins. The int ...

Neighbors fighting fire risk

Another group of residents is taking pride in keeping itself safe from fire. Fifteen residents of the Monteceilo neighborhood at Riverview Drive and Maidu Drive along the American ...

Investigators probe Christian Valley house fire

Investigators remained tight-lipped Thursday on details surrounding a July 12 fire in Christian Valley that caused major damage to a house. Chelsea Fox, Cal Fire spokeswoman, said ...

Family’s 'dream home' up in smoke in Christian Valley blaze

A fire today in the Christian Valley area north of Auburn not only damaged a family’s house, it also punctured their dreams. Flames swept through a rear deck and moved through m ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

North Auburn apartment explosion believed drug-lab-related

A chemical explosion rocked a North Auburn apartment complex Tuesday and investigators now say it was caused by a possible clandestine hashish lab in a bathroom. Four people who h ...

Auburn apartment fire hospitalizes two

A fire in an upper floor unit at an Auburn apartment complex Tuesday evening sent two people to the hospital. According to Darin Nelson, fire captain at the Cal Fire Grass Valley ...

Car fire off Luther Road

An Oldsmobile Regency vehicle burst into flames Monday morning just after 11 a.m. off Luther Road near Fisher Driver. Both the owner of the car and the owner of the home which it w ...

Fire season fast on the approach; officials say be ready

It’s not something we tend to think about much in February, but it’s just a matter of months before those hot, windy days of fire season start rearing their ugly heads. Fire o ...

Thank you for exemplary help

Thank you. I would like to say thank you to all the people involved when I had to call 911 on Jan. 11 for my wife. From the operators who handled the call, to the fire department ...

A neighborhood’s rebirth: North Auburn 49 Fire replacement homes nearer to move-in

The roar of saws and the pounding of nail guns signal rebirth in a North Auburn neighborhood devastated by last August’s 49 Fire. From wooden skeletons of homes being framed to ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...

Auburn 49 fire fund seeking help in distributing $32,000 to victims

The Auburn Disaster Relief Fund contains $32,000 raised since the Aug. 30 to aid 49 Fire victims. Steve Galyardt, Community 1st Bank vice president and leader in the fundraising d ...

Defensible space a key to fire safety

Jerry Vice, owner of High Sierra Fire, has been helping homeowners create defensible space around their homes for 20 years. He frequently works with residences nestled in densely ...