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Car slams into gas station pump causing explosion

A freak accident nearly turned tragic Sunday morning after a car slammed into a gas station pump. The accident happened just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday after a car with two people insi ...

Texas firefighting team jets in to battle Lincoln rail-tanker blaze

Outside help – including a hotshot crew of tanker fire experts from Texas – was helping Lincoln deal Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic propane fire in a railway tank ca ...

Early morning Auburn blaze causes $85,000 in damage

An early morning Auburn fire caused $85,000 of damage, but no one was hurt. Seven Cal Fire crews, assisted by the Placer Hills Fire Department, responded to a four-plex building f ...

Insurers make Galleria fire claims against Roseville, Placer

Insurance carriers for businesses suffering losses from the Oct. 21 Westfield Galleria fire are now moving millions of dollars in claims forward against Placer County and consideri ...

Investigators probe homeless link to suspicious Newcastle house fire

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a homeless squatter may have started a fire that heavily damaged an unoccupied Newcastle house overnight Thursday. Neighbors s ...

House fire overnight in Newcastle area

A house fire in the vicinity of Highway 193 in the Newcastle area closed the major Newcastle-Lincoln road connection for several hours overnight Thursday as firefighters battled th ...

Vehicle fire doused Friday night

A five-vehicle traffic collision that started around 5 p.m. Friday on Interstate 80 near Penryn was contained less than half an hour later. The California Highway Patrol responde ...

Rocklin firefighters reflect on Galleria fire

As stores at the Galleria of Roseville slowly reopen after the devastating fire that scarred the largest mall in the Northern California, Rocklin firefighters reflect on the career ...

Spaghetti feed to help raise funds for fire-damaged GEMS

Know and Go: GEMS Spaghetti Feed When: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: McBean Park Pavilion, 65 McBean Park Drive Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased in ...

Galleria has calm, partial reopening

Amid smiles, hugs and a few tears, the first section of Galleria businesses reopened at 10 a.m. Thursday, one week after fires caused the biggest disaster in its 10-year history. I ...

Galleria fires to cost $6.5 million and counting

The Galleria Mall will stay closed at least for several days as investigators comb the rubble where a barricaded man Thursday ignited several fires. They still cannot reach the ep ...

Gov. declares state of emergency following Galleria arson

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Placer County Friday, a day after a man barricaded himself inside and set fires to the Galleria Mall. The pronouncement ...

Roseville's Westfield Galleria Mall ablaze, suspect ID'd

The quietest time of day at Roseville’s top landmark turned frantic Thursday when a man took over a store and set off several fires. Alexander Piggee forced a total evacuation o ...

A year later, residents discuss rebuilding, life after 49 Fire

The 49 Fire that destroyed 63 homes and two businesses a year ago Monday left the North Auburn community reeling, but many residents decided to stay and rebuild the homes they lost ...