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Sprinklers save Roseville Yamaha from blaze

The Roseville Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday at Roseville Yamaha after witnesses reported visible smoke and flames in the building, fire officials said. The ...

Family’s 'dream home' up in smoke in Christian Valley blaze

A fire today in the Christian Valley area north of Auburn not only damaged a family’s house, it also punctured their dreams. Flames swept through a rear deck and moved through m ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

North Auburn apartment explosion believed drug-lab-related

A chemical explosion rocked a North Auburn apartment complex Tuesday and investigators now say it was caused by a possible clandestine hashish lab in a bathroom. Four people who h ...

Wildfire chars acre near Penryn Sunday afternoon

A brush fire scorched a little over an acre of wildland between Penryn and Newcastle late Sunday afternoon, March 28. Penryn and Newcastle fire district crews responded to the blaz ...

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 ...

Fire smoke can make air unfit for some

Hazy skies and the smell of smoke were two signs in Auburn on Monday of fire in the region. The nearest blaze was in Yuba County, where more than five square miles had gone up in ...

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 ...

Placer County issues air quality advisory

Advisory for Monday July 7, Thursday, July 10: Widespread smoky conditions continue to affect Placer County from the valley floor to the Lake Tahoe area from fires inside and out ...

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 ...

Multiple fires break out on Interstate 80 at Horseshoe Bar Road

One lane of eastbound Interstate 80 has been closed to accommodate for multiple fires that broke out at approximately 1:30 p.m. off the freeway and Horseshoe Bar Road Thursday. Acc ...

Soaring temperatures, winds fanning fire danger in the foothills

As of early Thursday evening, the Auburn area managed to make it through a day unscathed where some areas saw wildfires and record high temperatures. “We’ve had a couple veget ...

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 ...