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Don't spark a fire while preventing one

Doing the right thing the wrong way can have disastrous results, especially when clearing property to prevent wildfires. According to Chelsea Fox, spokesperson for Cal Fire, a res ...

Burn permits suspended for the summer

Chief Brad Harris of the Cal Fire, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit has announced the suspension of residential burn permits, effective today. The annual suspension of burn permits is decl ...

49 Fire investigator: “We understand frustration”

The chief investigator on the nine-month-long 49 Fire investigation says his Cal Fire team is cognizant of the level of frustration in the community over the unsolved case. “We t ...

Burn permits now required in Loomis

Burn permits for residential burning are now required within the Loomis Fire Protection District, as well as all of unincorporated Placer County. Permits are available at the Loomi ...

Cal Fire inspecting for defensible space

Inspectors from Cal Fire are conducting defensible space inspections in Placer, Nevada and Yuba counties in an effort to educate and advise homeowners on the best ways to create de ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...

49 Fire arson — Speak up, help find fire starters

Fire investigators have completed the first phase of their work. Now it’s up to the public to step up. Anyone with any information related to two arson fires that merged into the ...

Residential burning ban lifted

Cal Fire has lifted suspension of all residential burning, effective 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Oct. 14. "Wildfire danger has decreased considerably this week due to significant rai ...

No burning is allowed

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has suspended all burn permits in Placer, Nevada and Yuba counties that are within the Cal Fire jurisdiction. Burning is ...

Remembering the life lost in the flames

The cause of the house fire that took the life of a 75-year-old Penryn man remained under investigation Monday. Early Sunday morning, the blaze consumed Helmut and Gretel Heinrich ...

Man dies in Penryn fire

A 75-year-old Penryn man died in a fire in his home early Sunday morning, but his wife, Gretel Heinrichs was able to escape without injury. Fire units from Penryn, Loomis, Newcast ...

Always use caution when burning debris

The warm, dry, windy days of spring can create summer-like outdoor burning conditions, and officials from Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit reminds local residents to use cautio ...

Cooler weather allows residential burning

The ban on residential burning has been lifted as of 8 a.m. today, Monday, Nov. 3. Recent precipitation and cooler weather have allowed Cal Fire to decrease burning restrictions in ...

Wildland control burn scheduled for Saturday

Students of the California Regional Fire Academy will get a chance to experience wildland firefighting in a controlled environment during a control burn that will begin at 9 a.m. S ...

Control burn is up in the air

Due to gusty north winds predicted for Wednesday and Thursday by the National Weather Service in the Dobbins area, the control burn scheduled for October 9th and 10th has once been ...