SMOKE

Smoke creates risks for sensitive groups

The hazy orange glow of smoke that’s covered Auburn in recent days brought with it the potential for respiratory distress. But the smoke is expected to dissipate by this aft ...

Auburn hair salon employees pull suicidal man from locked, smoking car

Workers at an Auburn salon broke a window to pull a suicidal man, partly bound in plastic wrap, from a smoking car on Friday. The man, who authorities said was attempting to kill ...

Placer County’s ozone levels drop

  An important piece of the clean-air jigsaw puzzle, ozone levels in Placer and surrounding counties were much lower than normal during the hot days of summer leading into fa ...

American Fire smoke driving Auburn-area activities indoors

Scotland McCallum is one of thousands of people whose efforts to stay fit, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors have been adversely affected by the American Fire. McCallum, wh ...

American Fire smoke in Auburn, Foresthill to linger longer

Thick, acrid smoke from the American Fire northeast of Foresthill could linger in the area for the next two weeks, a Cal Fire official said Thursday. Smoke has been sending pollut ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: American Fire smoke to hang around longer; Relay for Life this weekend; Newcastle Fire District can’t protect the kids and Placer cross country

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’ ...

Foresthill area’s smoky American Fire stays stubborn

  The American Fire burning in the Deadwood Ridge area in the Tahoe National Forest had increased its burn footprint to an estimated 3,050 acres by Wednesday, the U.S. Forest ...

American Fire smoke likely to linger all week

Authorities believe the American Fire will remain confined to a remote area of Tahoe National Forest, but they’re helpless to spare surrounding communities from the smoke. F ...

Smoke in Auburn air from Fresno County fire

A mysterious drifter has blown into Auburn on a breeze. But a Cal Fire official said Tuesday that a hazy layer of smoke in Auburn that settled in Monday could be gone again as ear ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn homeless zone bus tour; what’s with the foothills smoke?; the Grape Days of Summer and golf team readies for Special Olympics

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’ ...