Cal Fire

Crews contain most of 650-acre fire

The Mammoth Bar Fire that started as a 30-acre blaze is now 650 acres and 95 percent contained as of Friday morning. Chelsea Fox, Cal Fire spokeswoman, reported the figures early ...

Setting off fireworks? Don’t try it in Auburn

Setting off your own fireworks this Fourth of July is a bad move in Auburn. Except for the annual fireworks show at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, local fire officials don’t wan ...

Dry, hot weather fuels Foresthill fires

Two lightning-sparked wildland fires burning near Foresthill since June 21 have grown to char nearly 8,000 acres, leaving roads closed and fire resources taxed. The Government Spr ...

Winds, dry conditions spark multiple blazes

PENRYN — Windy conditions throughout the state and foothills sparked dozens of wildland, vegetation and structure fires Tuesday including a 15-acre blaze that charred grass and t ...

Caution needed in early fire season

Local Cal Fire crews have been kept busy lately responding to numerous escaped control burns and are warning residents that they can be held financially responsible for suppression ...