firefighters

Reader Input: Heroes guarded Applegate residents

We are long-time Applegate residents, and we want to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the firefighters and all the agencies who fought the Applegate Fire and pro ...

Fire officials confident on Applegate containment

Firefighters are near full containment on the Applegate Fire despite gusty weekend weather throughout the region. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at multiple points along ...

Crews tackle remote wildfire

A 4-acre wild fire near Foresthill on Wednesday morning was likely the result of at least one lightning strike overnight or in the early morning hours. Officials with Cal Fire sai ...

Fire agencies train for dry season

Five fire engines and a parade of fire department pickups filed into the woods Friday under the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn, deploying firefighters and hoses at strategically place ...

Council to begin labor negotiations with firefighters, dispatchers

The Auburn City Council will be discussing labor negotiations with city firefighters and dispatchers in closed session before the start of the regular council session on Monday eve ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Brewery up and running at Auburn Airport Business Park; Cal Fire adding more firefighters; Charter school renewal denied and military history at Placer High

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Ready for some craft beer right here in Auburn? Knee Deep Brewing Company, which moved its operations to the Auburn Airport Business Park recently, is ...

Editor's Notebook: A tip of the hat to firefighters

Fire, fire, everywhere: For weeks now, we’ve been waking to its smell in the morning, hearing its siren call day and night, and seeing the choppers and planes overhead ferryi ...

Feeding American Fire firefighters is large-scale operation

  1,700 pounds of chicken, pork and beef. 2,600 eggs. 150 pounds of coffee. Those are the consumption numbers in an average day as massive amounts of food and beverages ar ...

Board axes battalion chief job in Newcastle

The Newcastle fire board cut the district’s battalion chief position last week for being redundant with its newly-appointed interim fire chief, who recommended the measure, a ...

Gunman holding firefighters killed; 4 hostages OK

  SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was having financial problems held four firefighters for hours in a suburban Atlanta home, demanding his cable and power be turned ...