fire season

State is starting what appears to be a hot fire season

It’s still spring, and major fires have broken out throughout the state, scorching thousands of acres. November and December were great winter-type months — good rain ...

Auburn, Newcastle teams train together for wildland fires

  Auburn and Newcastle firefighters trained Thursday to ensure they’re on the same page when mutual aid calls come in for wildland fires. About a dozen firefighters fr ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: County hears another “community center” appeal; defensible space for properties; Easter Sunday activities and justice system master plan

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Cal Fire issues statewide burn ban

California's dry conditions and high temperatures, along with increased fire activity, has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to suspend ...

There's more than one way to tag an abalone

There are numerous special restrictions if you go after abalone.One main restriction is there must be a tag hanging off that shellfish. If a warden asks to see your catch and there ...

Our View: As fire danger heats up, so does personal responsibility for our properties

Don?t let the cool weather from Thursday fool you, we?re heading into the fire season, and you need to be prepared. As we stand at the front porch to the Sierra Nevada, there are ...

Dry conditions create tinderbox conditions in California

There have been over three times as many wildfires in California this year from January through the second week of April than there were last year, Cal Fire reports. With November ...

Another View: Are we prepared for wildfires?

Believe it or not the threat of wildfire will be very soon upon us once again here in the Sierra foothills. Last year statewide destruction due to wildfire was below previous years ...

Our View: Quick response to fires saved lives, property

Hot, dry and windy conditions make foothill fires truly fierce. Residents in the Bowman area received a scare Saturday when a two-acre blaze threatened homes on the outskirts of ...

Early dry conditions point to busy fire season ahead

A scorching start to fire season has sent a clear message to fire officials about the summer ahead. “We are active very early,” said Bill Mendonca, battalion chief with Cal Fi ...