Placer Hills Fire District

Reader input: Residents back Gow as chief

For the past 30 years, firefighter Ian Gow has faithfully served the communities of Applegate, Meadow Vista and Weimar, including the past 22 years as the chief of the Placer Hills ...

Welding fire destroys roof, attic of Applegate home

  An attempted welding repair to a water heater in an Applegate home’s attic sparked a fire that destroyed the roof and attic before firefighters saved the rest of the ...

Fire station to close in Placer Hills district

The Placer Hills Fire District announced Wednesday it will close one of its stations for the next four months. Starting Dec. 1, the district will alternate between closing its Wei ...

How to help fire district

The way has been made clear and easy for those living in the Placer Hills Fire District who still want to join me in a grass-roots “passing” of our own Measure E. We can simpl ...

No on Measure E cripples communities

June 5 has come and gone with great disappointment on my behalf. I am greatly disappointed in those who live in the Placer Hills Fire District area. Measure E (besides the re-elect ...

Railroad work blocks mom, daughter in wheelchair

A Weimar family has found itself living on the wrong side of the tracks during Union Pacific Railroad’s project to upgrade the transcontinental railway. Todd and Amy Hanaway mus ...

Family’s raft trip down canal saved by Weimar man

A family’s mistaken trip down a Weimar canal was saved thanks to the help of a local man who answered a cry for help. Weimar resident Phil Barker was in his home garage Thursda ...

Fire chief enjoys dual careers of helping

Ian Gow must have been predestined to help people who are having really bad days. Gow has two jobs that deal with human trauma and there isn’t a better man for the position when ...

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, ...

Woman lucky to escape after home burns

A Weimar woman was lucky to escape with her life and her dog after the modular home she was sleeping in caught fire Sunday night. The home, located at the end of Mason Road, was ...