FIRE

Baxter Fire: Fast spread, faster containment

Firefighters battled and ultimately stopped a rapidly spreading fire in rural neighborhoods approximately three miles northwest of Auburn Wednesday evening. The Baxter Fire -- nam ...

Shooting, burning crime in Roseville turns into double-homicide

The Placer County Sheriff's Office announced late this morning that two men who were found shot in the head and lying on fire in Roseville have died - making the incident one o ...

Fire claims acreage, at least one structure in Nevada County

It took roughly two hours for firefighters from multiple agencies to knock down a vegetation fire that claimed at least one structure near Wolf Road and Still Road in Nevada County ...

Fire near Wolf Road contained

Friday June 19, 2015 - 4:55 pm: Multiple fire agencies have contained a vegetation fire that broke out near Wolf Road in Nevada County, west of Highway 49 earlier this afternoon. ...

Women, children flee burning Auburn group home

Fifteen women and children living at a group home in Auburn safely escaped flames after the Lincoln Way Victorian caught fire Friday. Much of the interior of the three-story ...

Interstate 80 conflagration

COURTESY PHOTO A firefighter applies a stream of water onto a fully-engulfed cab of a tractor-trailer rig that caught fire late Thursday between Auburn and Newcastle on westbound ...

No real start or end to fire season

RANCHO CORDOVA – With a sea of parched wildlands as their backdrop, area fire officials took the opportunity to address “fire season” as it exists in the fourth c ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

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 ...