Arson

20-year prison term for King Fire arsonist

Wayne Allen Huntsman’s guilty plea Friday to arson charges in the 2014 King Fire has put him put him behind bars for a 20 years. But the door isn’t shut on massive imp ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

Robbers Fire arson case back on in Placer County

An appeals court has affirmed a grand jury indictment of a Sacramento man on arson allegations related to starting the 2012 Robbers Fire. But the decision by the Third District Ap ...

Appeal on Robbers Fire indictment keeps case on ice

With Placer County proceedings stayed indefinitely, both sides in the case of Robbers Fire arson suspect Bryon Mason are awaiting a state appeals court ruling. Mason’s case ...

Cal Fire investigators continue probe into Applegate Fire cause

  The investigation into the cause of the Applegate Fire is continuing, a Cal Fire official said. The 459-acre fire broke out Oct. 8 in seven separate location along Interst ...

Was it arson? Cal Fire looks for Applegate Fire answers

Forced to flee the fire, Bob Kennedy of Applegate’s Hidden Meadows Court found temporary shelter Thursday in a friend’s motor home in North Auburn and a place to park h ...

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 court bumps back Robbers Fire arson charge challenge

A Placer County Superior Court hearing on a motion to dismiss arson charges against the man accused of starting the 2,650-acre Robbers Fire last summer was postponed Wednesday for ...

Judge orders $13M Robbers Fire suspect’s release from custody

The man suspected of starting the 2,650-acre Robbers Fire near Foresthill that cost more than $13 million to extinguish has been released from custody after a judge ruled that ther ...