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Thank you for exemplary help

Thank you. I would like to say thank you to all the people involved when I had to call 911 on Jan. 11 for my wife. From the operators who handled the call, to the fire department ...

A neighborhood’s rebirth: North Auburn 49 Fire replacement homes nearer to move-in

The roar of saws and the pounding of nail guns signal rebirth in a North Auburn neighborhood devastated by last August’s 49 Fire. From wooden skeletons of homes being framed to ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...

Auburn 49 fire fund seeking help in distributing $32,000 to victims

The Auburn Disaster Relief Fund contains $32,000 raised since the Aug. 30 to aid 49 Fire victims. Steve Galyardt, Community 1st Bank vice president and leader in the fundraising d ...

Defensible space a key to fire safety

Jerry Vice, owner of High Sierra Fire, has been helping homeowners create defensible space around their homes for 20 years. He frequently works with residences nestled in densely ...

49 Fire Flapjack Fundraiser

Applebee's restaurant in Auburn will hold their Flapjack Fundraiser for 49 Fire victims. By purchasing a $6 ticket patrons will get pancakes, side of bacon and a choice of coffee, ...

Roof sprinklers offer fire aid

With the tragedy of the devastating fire last week in mind, I would like to remind the foothill community about the idea of installing a “Rain-Bird” type sprinkler on the roof. ...

Vegetation fire chars motorcycle, CHP vehicle after chase

A high-speed pursuit on Foresthill Road Sunday afternoon reached speeds of up to 100 mph and ended with a charred California Highway Patrol vehicle and a motorcycle. The incident ...

49 Fire damages treatment program facilities

Fire isn’t stopping the effort to rebuild lives before they’re lost to drugs or alcohol. Eagle Recovery Programs sustained heavy losses in Sunday’s 49 Fire but was back in o ...

Fire prevention stalled in limbo

Spreading fire retardant on the notebook while realizing that wildlands blazes pay absolutely no attention at all to governmental boundaries ... For example, if a fire is burning ...