fire prevention

Sheep take a bite out of fire risk

The Placer County Water Agency is using sheep for fire prevention maintenance on the hill behind the headquarters on Ferguson Road in Auburn. More than 60 sheep were put on the hil ...

Mobile home living – how to stay safe from fire

  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection wants all homeowners to protect themselves from fire, but says the risks of a blaze for those living in mobile or ...

Reader Input: Refund money with interest

(“Legislature to renew debate over rural fire fee,” Journal, Feb. 19): I am really disgusted as I read that the firefighting agencies to whom I have been forced to pay ...

Region’s fire officials urge residents to ring their homes with healthy stretch of defensible space

Monday was the official start of fire season, and fire crews say they are prepared, but are asking for citizen help as well. “What they should be doing is clearing away that fl ...

Defensible space is good

Re: “Clearing land to reduce fire fuels in North Auburn,” (Journal, Aug. 23). I think that clearing land to prevent fires is a good idea because more fires in Auburn would be ...

Come together; prevent another fire

My husband and I lost our home in the Auburn (49) Fire. We are, of course, concerned that the person or persons responsible for setting the fire have not been identified. Like th ...

Brush clearing doesn’t save homes

Re: “Residents raise money for firebreak,” (Journal, July 8), I continue to be upset by the fact that the fire agencies are not always truthful with the public regarding cleari ...

Placer County clout could soon ease 49 Fire-area neighbors’ tall grass fears

Supervisor Jim Holmes says he’s hearing it from people in and around the 49 Fire site in North Auburn about the tall grass that’s growing back on many lots. And in an effort t ...

Do your part to prevent another destructive fire

These are indeed challenging times for all public safety agencies to meet the demands for service. This past summer and fall kept Auburn City Fire personnel busy, not only here in ...