Lynne Tolmachoff

Wildfire chars 3 to 5 acres

A vegetation fire in steep terrain prompted a hurried response from fire crews Friday morning near Alta. The wildfire, which was reported in the canyon near Lovers Leap Road aroun ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...

Was it arson? Cal Fire looks for Applegate Fire answers

Forced to flee the fire, Bob Kennedy of Applegate’s Hidden Meadows Court found temporary shelter Thursday in a friend’s motor home in North Auburn and a place to park h ...

Cal Fire warns of high-risk weather

Northern California may not be under a red-flag warning yet, but Cal Fire spokesmen are still telling communities to be extra-cautious as high winds and temperatures continue throu ...

Officials look into Colfax house fire

A fire that heavily damaged a house Wednesday afternoon in Colfax is being considered suspicious by authorities. Cal Fire received initial reports of the blaze at 12:08 p.m. and w ...

Fire breaks out on South Brewer Road

A brush fire razed an estimated 120 acres of privately owned land west of Roseville on Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials at the scene. Battalion Chief Erich Schwab ...

Highest fire warning called in parts of N. Sierra

A Red Flag Warning was issued Wednesday by Cal Fire for parts of the Northern Sierra, including Lake Tahoe, due to high winds, low humidity and the unusually dry weather that has b ...

Auburn’s no burn days stay as dry conditions persist

Mild weather during the day. Cool, clear skies at night. That has been the formula for weather in the Auburn-area foothills for much of the past month and it has left air pollutio ...

Fire damages house in Auburn

A fire did significant damage to a Luther Road home early Saturday afternoon in North Auburn. No one was in the single-story, 1100-square-foot house at the time of the blaze ...

Water supply adequate despite dry winter, PCWA says

This year’s dry winter is not impacting the area’s water resources so far. But, it could mean an earlier fire season. The Department of Water Resources’ Sierra sn ...

Fourplex fire in North Auburn displaces at least 13

AUBURN CA - At least 13 people safely escaped the flames and smoke as a North Auburn fourplex caught fire and burned Saturday. By Monday, victims were allowed to return to the cha ...

Rabbits killed in outbuilding fire

Some 40 rabbits perished in an outbuilding fire on Still Road west of Lake of the Pines Friday afternoon, according to Cal Fire reports. Three outbuildings were destroyed but the r ...

Holiday meant more DUI arrests

Local law enforcement agencies made more Labor Day DUI arrests than last year in Placer County. The Placer County “Avoid the 7” campaign took place from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6. T ...