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Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...

Fire crews battle 1,000-acre wildfire through the night

Nearly 1,500 firefighters from across California have transplanted into the Auburn-area to squelch Robbers Fire, but for some battling the wildfire is more personal than ever. F ...

Auburn's "City Hall" once housed businesses

The building in the center of this photograph was Auburn?s New City Hall and it was built in 1895. It stood in what is now Old Town Auburn where Bootleggers Restaurant is today. I ...

Big-rig fire near Colfax slows I-80 traffic

A big rig reported to be carrying baked goods caught fire on westbound Interstate 80 near Colfax on Monday morning. The blaze incinerated the tractor trailer's contents after igni ...

Fire threatens Applegate-Meadow Vista area home

AUBURN CA - A wildland fire moving up a hill Friday toward a house in the Applegate area was extinguished by fire crews before it could do any structural damage. The fire was repor ...

Van rolls over and bursts into flames on I-80 near Auburn

One witness described a driver?s ?valiant? effort to control his vehicle before it overturned and was destroyed by fire on the freeway Wednesday evening near Newcastle. The rollov ...

Fire severely damages Granite Bay home Monday

A three-story home in the Los Lagos subdivision of Granite Bay was almost completely destroyed in a fire Monday evening. The 6,500-square-foot home, located in the 8900 block of V ...

Fire at transient camp leaves one man burned

A man who sustained burns to his legs left the scene of a fire in an ambulance Tuesday night, according to fire officials. Cal Fire and Auburn Fire responded to a vegetation fire ...

Cigarettes harm in many ways

Re: “Dozens homeless after apartment fire,” (Journal, Dec. 5). In the article, you say that the fire was probably caused by a cigarette. I believe that the American people have ...

New fire tax question could land on North Auburn voters’ ballots

AUBURN CA - Placer County is moving forward with a possible June 5 vote in North Auburn and Ophir on raising $570,000 annually through higher taxes to maintain current fire protect ...