Mark D'Ambrogi

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 ...

Fire chief shares insights on

Auburn City Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Mark D’Ambrogi shared with the Journal his thoughts on the 2011 fire report he delivered at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Highlig ...

Auburn open burning period begins

The city of Auburn is allowing open burning starting Wednesday. According to Auburn Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi, the burn period will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday and close May 31. R ...

Memories, special events mark Sept. 11

Ten years after a terrorist attack rocked the United States, local officials and residents are remembering where they were that fateful day and honoring those who died while still ...

Residents key in fire prevention battle

While wildfires may not be as blissful as popsicles and sunblock, they are just as prevalent during summer months in the foothills. However, there are many things that homeowners ...

Twin Towers steel makes a home in Auburn

A piece of the event that shook the nation nearly 10 years ago is now calling Auburn its home. The city recently received a 12-inch by 15-inch, 20-pound piece of one of the Twin ...

Officials encourage safe driving, following fireworks rules on holiday

With Fourth of July nearly upon us, local officials are reminding residents to be careful on the roads and know that even safe and sane fireworks are not allowed everywhere. Chief ...

Council approves first balanced budget in four years

The Auburn City Council approved the city’s first balanced general fund budget in four years and discussed how a charter status might affect the Auburn Fire Department Monday. A ...

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 ...

City of Auburn backyard burn period continues into June

City of Auburn residents have more time to reduce flammable vegetation around their homes by burning. According to Auburn Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi, the backyard residential bur ...