Newcastle Fire Protection District

Reader Input: Get moving on fire hydrants

At the Sept. 11 meeting of the Newcastle Fire Protection District board of directors, I learned that the progress of the fire hydrants was at a standstill. At a Newcastle Element ...

New fire hydrant in store for Newcastle Elementary

NEWCASTLE – Newcastle Elementary School officials say they’re on target to address fire safety concerns at the school as planned, but with project cost estimates upward ...

Newcastle fire district may hire full-time chief

NEWCASTLE – Board members of the Newcastle Fire Protection District say they’re pleased with Interim Fire Chief John Carr’s performance -- but they’re in th ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn Cruise Nite pays tribute to 9/11 tonight; Placer County Supervisor has portrait done; is Amgen back in Auburn?; crossing Mount Whitney off the bucket list

What we’re working on: The final Auburn Cruise Nite of the season takes place Friday night and organizers expect a full house. Part of the evening’s events includes a m ...

Placer County to do fire safety inspections for Newcastle

NEWCASTLE - Fire prevention inspections in Newcastle are now the responsibility of Placer County. The Newcastle Fire Protection District’s board of trustees entered a memora ...

Reader Input: Why spend more on silly old safety?

At the Newcastle Fire (Protection District) Board meeting Aug. 14, it was revealed that the fire hydrant that services the Newcastle Elementary School is woefully inadequate (&ldqu ...

Reader Input: Make repairs and move on

In response to Newcastle Fire (Protection District) vs. Newcastle Elementary School (“Plans under way to bring Newcastle school hydrants up to code,” Journal, Aug. 18). ...

Plans underway to bring Newcastle school hydrants up to code

NEWCASTLE – In response to safety concerns raised in June by the Newcastle Fire Protection District, Newcastle Elementary School has placed two water tanks on its campus whil ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer County’s new budget; unemployment in the county; fire codes in Newcastle and Tahoe National Forest closes lands

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Newcastle fire district, residents outraged at school fire code violation

NEWCASTLE - The Newcastle Fire Protection District will not guarantee the safety of Newcastle Elementary School since it defaulted on its agreement to install new fire hydrants. F ...

Grand jury slams former Newcastle fire board

NEWCASTLE – Several board members of the Newcastle Fire Protection District failed to win re-election last November amid criticisms of wasteful spending, and now a report by ...

Reader Input: Helpers upgrade Newcastle fire

In November 2013 the taxpayers of the Newcastle Fire Protection District voted in a new fire board. The improvements they have made are extraordinary. Many hours have gone into mak ...

Reader Input: Look again at Newcastle Fire issues

I find it very strange that an editor would express his or her opinion without taking a closer look at what is going on with Newcastle Fire Protection District (“Cutting posi ...

Auburn, Newcastle teams train together for wildland fires

  Auburn and Newcastle firefighters trained Thursday to ensure they’re on the same page when mutual aid calls come in for wildland fires. About a dozen firefighters fr ...

Newcastle fire ordinance forbids excessive overgrowth

  With summer dry spells around the corner, a new ordinance will require Newcastle property owners to keep their lawns and fields in check. The Newcastle Fire Protection Dis ...