FIRE

Time now for fire prevention

While Placer County’s water reservoirs may be fuller after rains last month, drought conditions persist and a high risk of fire danger remains. CalFire and area fire depar ...

Q&A: Five questions with new Tahoe National Forest chief Eli Ilano

Stepping into the job of Tahoe National Forest supervisor, Eli Ilano takes on a role of guiding the U.S. Forest Service’s presence over an expanse of 871,495 acres carpeting ...

Fire burns house on Main Street in Dutch Flat

A fire that broke out at about 7 p.m. Saturday destroyed a house in Dutch Flat. “(Crews) are still waiting for it to burn enough to step inside,” Cal Fire Captain Dan ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

2015’s Top 5 stories in Auburn

2015 was quite a year, with Costco’s now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t act ending with a surprise return to the realm of possibilities. Plenty of people were seeing the hom ...

Son, 16, charged with triple murder in Greenwood cabin-fire death case

The 16-year-old son of a Benicia construction-business owner whose remains were found at his burned Greenwood cabin along with two other family members’ has been arrested on ...

Investigators tight-lipped on Garden Valley fire probe

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into remains found after a Garden Valley cabin fire is ongoing with no new information being made public. That wa ...

Two escape from house fire in Auburn

AUBURN JOURNAL PHOTO: Firefighters work outside a fire in Auburn Friday. Two occupants of a Del Monte Way house near Downtown Auburn were able to escape before smoke engulfed part ...

Possible third set of remains from burned Eldorado County cabin

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is now suspecting a cabin fire site between Cool and Georgetown could yield a third set of human remains. And authorities have revealed ...

Volunteers could monitor utility lines

Every year a number of wildfires begin because of tree limbs contacting utility lines and sparking a blaze. While proper maintenance of power lines is the responsibility of the uti ...

Three Auburn firefighter spots to open

The acceptance of more than half a million federal dollars will open up three firefighter positions and return the Auburn Fire Department to 2014 staffing levels. Auburn City Coun ...

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. ...