FIRE

Suspect held on arson charges

A suspect was in custody Monday, being held in connection with a small wildfire that broke out near Alta. According to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Arthur Amo ...

Reader Input: Wind, flames a bad combo

Unbelievably, Wednesday with its very high wind gusts was an approved burn day. I saw a home that actually took advantage and had an active burn pile. Who, in their right mind in ...

Fire destroys house in Foresthill

A fire gutted a house in a Foresthill residential area Saturday morning but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to nearby buildings. The fire was reported at about 8 a ...

Van fire on I-80; traffic backed up west of Penryn

12:30 p.m. 4/1/15 PENRYN: A van fire on eastbound Interstate 80, just east of the Penryn exit, has traffic backed up two to three miles. The fire has been extinguished but traffic ...

Fire forces Colfax-area evacuations

A fire prompted the evacuation of a rural Colfax-area neighborhood due to concern over potentially hazardous materials Friday afternoon. The initial report of the small, localize ...

Blaze guts trailer on Old Airport Road in Auburn

A fifth-wheel trailer caught fire Tuesday night on Old Airport Road, forcing the occupant and her pets from the trailer. Battalion Chief Erich Schwab, with Cal Fire in Auburn sai ...

Sparse rain means hazardous fire season looms

From the top of the fire lookout tower on Wolf Mountain near Nevada City, you can see for miles in every direction making it a valuable tool in the fight against wildfires. On th ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2015

Auburn is getting ready to mark some notable anniversaries in 2015, with fire and rebirth a major theme. This year will mark the biggest fire in Auburn history. Breaking out June ...

Local heroes to be honored at annual dinner

The Auburn Elks are at it again – honoring the men and women who risk their lives in the name of public safety, that is. The Auburn Elks 30th Annual Public Safety Award ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 22 and 29, 1964

State hunting firebug who set big forest fire The fierce forest fire which began near Butcher Ranch Sept. 19 and threatened Auburn two days later was deliberately set, the State ...