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Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time

FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...

Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...

Van rolls over and bursts into flames on I-80 near Auburn

One witness described a driver?s ?valiant? effort to control his vehicle before it overturned and was destroyed by fire on the freeway Wednesday evening near Newcastle. The rollov ...

Fire severely damages Granite Bay home Monday

A three-story home in the Los Lagos subdivision of Granite Bay was almost completely destroyed in a fire Monday evening. The 6,500-square-foot home, located in the 8900 block of V ...

Granite Bay likely to lose fire station

Closure is inevitable for one Granite Bay fire station, according to officials with the South Placer Fire District. The district board voted unanimously Wednesday night not to mo ...

Fire at transient camp leaves one man burned

A man who sustained burns to his legs left the scene of a fire in an ambulance Tuesday night, according to fire officials. Cal Fire and Auburn Fire responded to a vegetation fire ...