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Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge
Wednesday Apr 29 2015
Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...
Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station
Thursday Apr 09 2015
The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...
Ex-Cal Fire chief could soon face trial on drug charge
Tuesday Feb 03 2015
Placer County Superior Court proceedings in a drug case involving a former Cal Fire battalion chief in North Auburn have been put on hold until April 6. Ronald Ray Wright was to h ...
Bone-dry January reignites Placer County water, fire concerns
Friday Jan 30 2015
Placer County-area water providers are ramping up for another year of drought after the driest January in 128 years. But there is still hope on the horizon. Chip Close, N ...
Was it arson? Cal Fire looks for Applegate Fire answers
Friday Oct 10 2014
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 ...
Applegate Fire spurs evacuations
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...
King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County
Wednesday Sep 24 2014
The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...
Tree into power line sparks rural Auburn blaze
Friday Sep 12 2014
A pine tree in need of a trim and a power line in the path of growing branches combined to spark a fire Thursday at a long-abandoned rural property just outside Auburn city limits. ...
Fire breaks out near Hidden Falls
Friday Feb 21 2014
An out-of-control debris burn caused a 15-acre fire near Hidden Falls Regional Park on Thursday afternoon. A pilot taking off from Auburn Municipal Airport radioed in the fire aft ...
Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”
Wednesday Feb 05 2014
With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...
Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround
Thursday Jan 30 2014
Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...
Cal Fire starts hiring process of 125 seasonal firefighters
Thursday Jan 23 2014
Cal Fire will hire an additional 125 seasonal firefighters in Northern California to add to the organization’s permanent staff in preparation for what is predicted to be an u ...
Berlant confident after bout with cancer
Sunday Jan 19 2014
Most people in Auburn who know Daniel Berlant know him as the cheerful board president of the Auburn Union School District board, the energetic face of Cal Fire and now, a proud ca ...
North Auburn Cal Fire chief arrested in Roseville
Tuesday Oct 22 2013
A Cal Fire battalion chief in North Auburn was caught up in an under-cover drug sting Sept. 30 in Roseville. Battalion Chief Ronald Ray Wright was arrested in the 200 block of Har ...
Five acres burn in Foresthill
Monday Oct 21 2013
An early-morning fire Monday in Foresthill burned five acres and caused 2,600 residents to lose power. According to Pacific Gas and Electric Spokesman Paul Moreno, power was lost ...
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