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Fire alters the course of four Auburn lives

Mike Fimea looks at the charred remains of the Auburn house he had been living uneventfully in four days earlier. And he expresses the shock, mixed with dread, but overlapped by th ...

Wind-whipped fire guts Auburn house

A wind-whipped fire turned most of an Auburn house into a charred skeleton Monday morning. But Auburn Fire Chief Mark D'Ambrogi said that while the wind threatened nearby homes, s ...

Car slams into gas station pump causing explosion

A freak accident nearly turned tragic Sunday morning after a car slammed into a gas station pump. The accident happened just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday after a car with two people insi ...

Another View: Fuel tanker fire tests character

Last week’s propane fire (in Lincoln) was both an emergency that easily could have turned into a disaster, and a major test of our community’s character. We all breathed sighs ...

Texas firefighting team jets in to battle Lincoln rail-tanker blaze

Outside help – including a hotshot crew of tanker fire experts from Texas – was helping Lincoln deal Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic propane fire in a railway tank ca ...

Early morning Auburn blaze causes $85,000 in damage

An early morning Auburn fire caused $85,000 of damage, but no one was hurt. Seven Cal Fire crews, assisted by the Placer Hills Fire Department, responded to a four-plex building f ...

Tourneys an ace for non-profits?

Many Auburn non-profits are hoping locals will get out their drivers to drive fundraising efforts. With golf tournaments springing up weekly on local greens, tournament chairs, l ...

Insurers make Galleria fire claims against Roseville, Placer

Insurance carriers for businesses suffering losses from the Oct. 21 Westfield Galleria fire are now moving millions of dollars in claims forward against Placer County and consideri ...

Investigators probe homeless link to suspicious Newcastle house fire

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a homeless squatter may have started a fire that heavily damaged an unoccupied Newcastle house overnight Thursday. Neighbors s ...

House fire overnight in Newcastle area

A house fire in the vicinity of Highway 193 in the Newcastle area closed the major Newcastle-Lincoln road connection for several hours overnight Thursday as firefighters battled th ...

North Auburn mobilehome damaged in fire

A fire at a North Auburn mobile-home park sent flames and embers shooting high into the night sky Wednesday but firefighters contained damage to one unit and no injuries were repor ...

Vehicle fire doused Friday night

A five-vehicle traffic collision that started around 5 p.m. Friday on Interstate 80 near Penryn was contained less than half an hour later. The California Highway Patrol responde ...

How to handle Galleria blaze

The comments and questions listed in your Nov. 17 “Our View,” “More answers needed after Galleria blaze,” were right on. It would appear that both mall security as well as ...

Galleria fires to cost $6.5 million and counting

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

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 ...