Mark D'Ambrogi

Pipeline companies talk safety

Companies with pipelines running through Auburn are speaking out about their safety measures, and residents have mixed feelings about what is running under their neighborhoods. PG ...

Chief: Auburn at low risk for San Bruno-type tragedy

There is small risk of Auburn experiencing the kind of gas-fueled fire the residents of San Bruno confronted on Sept. 9. In a briefing to the Auburn City Council Monday night, Aubu ...

49 Fire: Where was Auburn Fire?

A dispatch error that resulted in a failure to call the Auburn Fire Department to the scene of last year’s 49 Fire was remedied upon its discovery. According to Ian Gow, chief ...

Department ranked among nation’s busiest

The Auburn Fire Department is among the nation’s busiest fire agencies with one engine, a staff of 10, four relief positions and about eight volunteers. In the August edition of ...

Illegal fireworks raise fire risk

There are lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. In Auburn, Loomis and throughout unincorporated Placer County, shooting off fireworks isn’t one of them. “All fireworks ...

Wildland drill preps for fire season

Local Firefighters are getting ready for this summer’s fire season. Fire service agencies from Placer, Nevada and Yuba counties will be participating in Wildland 2010, a safety ...

Future fuel break projects possible

Auburn residents can now help maintain a permanent shaded fuel break in the American River Canyon. The Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council Friday decided to offer residents a ch ...

Auburn fire threat still high

Auburn residents should not consider themselves safe from fire this summer. Auburn Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi said although the recent Project Canyon Safe was a great community ev ...

Fire safety regulation approved

Auburn residents in high fire risk areas now have more opportunities to protect their land. City Council members approved changes to city code Monday night calling for the enforcem ...

Safe canyon for Auburn

Auburn residents will be working to save lives and land Saturday. Project Canyon Safe is an effort to recreate a shaded fuel break throughout 10 acres of the Robie Point area of th ...

High-risk areas might experience code change

Defensible space regulations could change for some residents living in high-risk fire areas. Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi explained a plan to City Council Monday night to alter ci ...

New airport manager among Auburn’s 2010 goals

A part-time manager for the city airport, increased fire prevention education and continued police personal contact are among Auburn officials’ goals for the new year. Auburn Cit ...

Petition will push for greater fire protection in Auburn

Auburn citizens will soon be able to sign a petition aimed at preventing a devastating fire like the 49 Fire from occurring within city limits. The petition would urge support fro ...

Local crews sent to cover state fires

State officials have called for help from local firefighters as large blazes have forced mass evacuations and burned thousands of acres of forestland in California. As of Friday, ...

More than $200,000 of damage to burned home

Officials estimate that an Auburn home suffered more than $200,000 in structural damage after it burned Wednesday. The home, locatedon the 200 block of Live Oak Street, caught fi ...