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Cal Fire's Robbers Fire bill rises to $11.9 million

AUBURN CA - The bill to fight the Robbers Fire between Colfax and Foresthill was moving toward $12 million as Cal Fire ramped down operations Thursday. With a fire footprint bottl ...

Robbers Fire containment rises to 80 percent

UPDATE: 6 P.M. JULY 19 - Containment efforts on the Robbers Fire moved closer Thursday. Cal Fire reported 80 percent containment – up from 70 percent Wednesday evening. Full ...

Gratitude replaces fear as Foresthill-area Robbers Fire evacuees go home

UPDATE: 3:55 P.M. JULY 18 - Evacuees in some areas of the Robbers Fire zone were returning to their homes Wednesday, ending a weeklong ordeal. And the first task for many was clear ...

Cal Fire:Robbers Fire containment could come Saturday

UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 17 - Robbers Fire defense lines were holding through Tuesday and Cal Fire was reporting the stubborn blaze could be bottled up by the weekend. Cloudy sk ...

Wind direction shift could spell Robbers Fire trouble

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. July 17- A stubborn wildfire burning in the canyons between Foresthill and Colfax had grown to 2,650 acres by Tuesday and Cal Fire was digging in for a shift ...

Resident fights Newcastle fire with garden hose

Quick response by a tactical fire team heading to the Robbers Fire and residents with garden hoses kept a 1.5-acre brush fire in Newcastle from causing any major damage today, Thur ...

Fire information center opens in Colfax

Colfax residents can find out how the Robbers Fire, burning in the American River Canyon, affects them. An information center opened at 4 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Hall, l ...

Robbers Fire spreads to 1,157 acres between Colfax, Foresthill

UPDATE 7:40 A.M. JULY 13 - A small army of firefighters was working on the ground and in the air to rein in the wind-whipped Robbers Fire late Thursday in densely wooded canyo ...