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Sparse rain means hazardous fire season looms
Sunday Feb 01 2015
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
Thursday Jan 01 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
Sunday Nov 16 2014
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
Wednesday Oct 22 2014
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 ...
Fire in Auburn injures one, damages buildings
Tuesday Oct 14 2014
A blaze damaged buildings and sent embers floating dangerously into nearby yards Monday morning in an older neighborhood of houses opposite Interstate 80 from Old Town Auburn. The ...
Editor's Notebook: Firefighting melds science, art and war
Sunday Oct 12 2014
It’s a very scary thing to see, hear and feel a DC-10 lumbering low – too low — over one’s neighborhood. Perhaps the only thing scarier: knowing that its ...
Fire claims homes, hundreds of acres
Friday Oct 10 2014
APPLEGATE, Calif. --The charred remains of a camping trailer smolder in the driveway of a home lost to the Applegate Fire. All that distinguishes the burned out hull is a collecti ...
I-80 drivers try in vain to snuff out Applegate Fire
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
“It got too big, too fast.” Pete Enochs was witness to the beginnings of an inferno that spread quickly through the Applegate area from its origin as a series of spot ...
All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 1964
Wednesday Sep 24 2014
Wind-whipped forest fire blackens 4,000 acres A recurring forest fire which started near Butcher Ranch on the Auburn-Foresthill Road about 4 p.m. Saturday and blackened more than ...
Weekend weather helps firefighters
Tuesday Sep 23 2014
Weekend summer storms helped to cool firefighters on the frontlines of the nearly 88,000-acre King Fire and helped them to gain a greater hold on containment. While the King Fire ...
Three displaced by early morning fourplex fire in North Auburn
Sunday Sep 14 2014
An early morning fire on the second-floor deck of a fourplex in North Auburn forced three people out of the damaged unit. The fire at the front of the 11000-block Garnet Way fourp ...
Tree into power line sparks rural Auburn blaze
Friday Sep 12 2014
A pine tree in need of a trim and a power line in the path of growing branches combined to spark a fire Thursday at a long-abandoned rural property just outside Auburn city limits. ...
Auburn townhouse fire cause undetermined
Tuesday Sep 09 2014
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
Thursday Sep 04 2014
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
Saturday Aug 02 2014
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 ...
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