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Hung up Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper rescued from tree branch

AUBURN CA - A Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper was rescued then arrested after a getting hung up Monday night on a tree branch near the end of his 730-foot plunge. A Pacific Gas & El ...

Suspect arrested on charge of starting Robbers Fire

UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 20 - A Sacramento man was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting the Robbers Fire with what is being described as a pyrotechnic device. Bryon Mason, 28, wa ...

Cal Fire's Robbers Fire bill rises to $11.9 million

AUBURN CA - The bill to fight the Robbers Fire between Colfax and Foresthill was moving toward $12 million as Cal Fire ramped down operations Thursday. With a fire footprint bottl ...

Cal Fire:Robbers Fire containment could come Saturday

UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 17 - Robbers Fire defense lines were holding through Tuesday and Cal Fire was reporting the stubborn blaze could be bottled up by the weekend. Cloudy sk ...

Wind direction shift could spell Robbers Fire trouble

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. July 17- A stubborn wildfire burning in the canyons between Foresthill and Colfax had grown to 2,650 acres by Tuesday and Cal Fire was digging in for a shift ...

Resident fights Newcastle fire with garden hose

Quick response by a tactical fire team heading to the Robbers Fire and residents with garden hoses kept a 1.5-acre brush fire in Newcastle from causing any major damage today, Thur ...

Burn bans are lifted for rural residents

Burn bans have been lifted allowing rural residents with permits to commence burning on designated days. Cooler weather and decreased fire danger allowed Cal Fire, the California ...

Grand jury report defends Cal Fire’s 49 Fire actions

With the second anniversary of the 49 Fire approaching, Cal Fire’s response to the disastrous North Auburn blaze is being defended by the Placer County grand jury. The Aug. 30, ...

Burning restrictions lifted in Placer County

Cooler weather and decreased fire danger has allowed Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to reduce burning restrictions in some areas of Northern C ...