Loomis Fire Protection District

CalPERS says Loomis Fire permanently hired a 'retired annuitant'

The state and the Loomis Fire Protection District don’t agree on the terms of hiring for Chief Dave Wheeler. The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) r ...

Does Loomis Fire audit 'smack of politics?'

The political battle being fought in Loomis over Fire Chief and Town Councilman Dave Wheeler may be spreading to the state level. Loomis Fire Protection District board members ...

Grass fire extinguished near Placer Elementary

A grass fire broke out Thursday afternoon near Placer Elementary School, in rural Loomis. Dave Wheeler, Loomis Fire Protection District Chief, said the call came in at 1:45 p.m., ...

Loomis man dies in house fire, son critical

  A Loomis house fire on Sunday left one man dead and his son in critical condition, fire officials said. Dave Wheeler, Loomis Fire Protection District chief, said the call ...

Loomis grass fire quickly contained

A one-acre grass fire near Placer Elementary School was quickly contained Monday afternoon. Battalion Chief Bill McKenzie, with Cal Fire, said the call came in at 4:27 p.m., Sept. ...

Loomis strike team makes narrow escape at American Fire

Loomis strike team members had a harrowing experience while fighting the American Fire. On their first day out, the four-member Loomis Fire Protection District crew escaped unharm ...

Del Oro High School graduation completed — 3 days late

Three days after a graduation ceremony was shut down midway through because of mounting heatstroke cases, Del Oro High School finished Tuesday what it had set out to do. In the c ...

Fire season arrives early in Loomis Basin

Fire season has come early to the Loomis Basin. Just last week, Loomis Fire Protection Chief Dave Wheeler expressed concern about how dry vegetation is. “The moisture level ...

Barn fire closes Horseshoe Bar Road in downtown Loomis

Horseshoe Bar Road was temporarily closed Monday afternoon as firefighters responded to a barn fire. Loomis Fire Protection Chief Dave Wheeler said a Loomis fire fighter saw smoke ...

Loomis man dead, female pedestrian injured in accident

A Loomis man is dead and a female pedestrian was injured after two accidents involving the same limousine vehicle occurred on Saturday morning on Taylor Road between Sierra College ...