Placer Hills Fire District

Two fundraisers help firefighter

Mitch Hoogendyk from Applegate, an 18-year veteran of the Placer Hills Fire District, has experienced serious health issues and is unable to work. The Café Vista in Meadow Vista w ...

Water heater, Christmas tree probable causes of two separate house fires

Electrical wiring stemming from a water heater appears to be the cause of a fire that destroyed an Applegate home Thursday afternoon, according to Placer Hills Fire District Chief ...

Applegate home destroyed by fire

An Applegate home was destroyed Thursday afternoon after it became fully engulfed in flames. Homeowner Carl Moore was sitting outside with his wife, Cheryl, on the deck of their ...

Youth flown to hospital after falling, hitting head

A juvenile was flown to an area hospital after reportedly falling head first off a fence late Friday afternoon. Placer Hills Fire District Chief Ian Gow said emergency personnel ...

Woman extricated from car after solo accident

Placer Hills Fire District crews used the Jaws of Life Thursday morning to extricate a Colfax woman from her vehicle after she apparently hit a freeway sign and collided with the c ...

Local fire personnel stretched across state

Auburn-area fire stations and districts are dealing with skeletal staffs and bare-bones resources as local personnel battle blazes throughout the state. According to the Cal Fire ...

Old-fashioned fun at Pioneer Day

MEADOW VISTA — Five-year-old Lindsey Tellman took quite the interesting ride during Sunday’s Pioneer Day at Meadow Vista Park. “It was really scary,” Lindsey said of ridin ...