Placer Fire

King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...

Tree into power line sparks rural Auburn blaze

A pine tree in need of a trim and a power line in the path of growing branches combined to spark a fire Thursday at a long-abandoned rural property just outside Auburn city limits. ...

North Auburn fires destroy barn, truck

What started as a grass fire on Lorenson Road in North Auburn quickly spread to two fires, destroying a barn and at least one vehicle Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt. Fire o ...

Placer fire agencies beefing up with new volunteers, equipment

From Alta to Auburn to the Roseville area, fire agencies in Placer County are inviting residents to try their hand as volunteer firefighters. The 2014 Volunteer Firefighter Academ ...

Placer County Fire to bill insurers for auto crash call-outs?

Placer County has plans to get a cut of insurance money available when out-of-area motorists cause accidents inside its fire department’s boundaries. Under a proposal to be cons ...