FIRE

Auburn townhouse fire cause undetermined

Cal Fire is still probing for a cause of a townhome fire Wednesday in Auburn that displaced nine people. The cause of the early morning fire at the Auburn Townhomes complex at 130 ...

Auburn townhouse occupants flee for lives from fire

Unable to return to live in her Auburn townhouse after a fire Wednesday morning, Linda Behrens recalled being shaken in another disaster 20 years earlier. The Northridge quake in ...

Reader input: We all need to be fire-aware

As I was trotting down and up Stagecoach Road early Thursday morning, I came upon two state park employees who were weed whacking along the road. Conditions were very dry and alrea ...

Fire scorches 3 acres near Auburn

A late-night fire south of Auburn city limits burned 3 acres of wildland and knocked out power to more than 1,000 homes and businesses before being contained Thursday night. The f ...

Moist air, lightning could bring wildfire

Temperatures are forecast to decrease slightly throughout the foothills this week, but the threat of wildfire at the hands of lightning strikes is expected to increase. Overly dry ...

Roadside fire hazards worry residents

Residents of a Newcastle mobile home park are concerned about the fire dangers associated with the poorly maintained shoulder of the freeway that backs up to their neighborhood. T ...

Grand jury: More water for Newcastle Elementary

The Placer County Grand Jury has issued its findings on the fire safety situation at Newcastle Elementary School: The school’s fire hydrant system needs more water capacity. ...

Fire threatens wooded area near Foresthill

A fire in the Foresthill area closed roads, downed power lines and forced a response from multiple agencies. The fire broke out near Spring Garden Road in the Foresthill area Wed ...

North Auburn fires destroy barn, truck

What started as a grass fire on Lorenson Road in North Auburn quickly spread to two fires, destroying a barn and at least one vehicle Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt. Fire o ...

New fire study says upfront prevention costs less than forest fire losses

A new study the Auburn-based Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnered on calculates that investing now in proactive forest-management activities like thinning can save up to three times ...