FIRE

Q&A: Five questions with new Tahoe National Forest chief Eli Ilano

Stepping into the job of Tahoe National Forest supervisor, Eli Ilano takes on a role of guiding the U.S. Forest Service’s presence over an expanse of 871,495 acres carpeting ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

2015’s Top 5 stories in Auburn

2015 was quite a year, with Costco’s now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t act ending with a surprise return to the realm of possibilities. Plenty of people were seeing the hom ...

Son, 16, charged with triple murder in Greenwood cabin-fire death case

The 16-year-old son of a Benicia construction-business owner whose remains were found at his burned Greenwood cabin along with two other family members’ has been arrested on ...

Investigators tight-lipped on Garden Valley fire probe

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into remains found after a Garden Valley cabin fire is ongoing with no new information being made public. That wa ...

Possible third set of remains from burned Eldorado County cabin

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is now suspecting a cabin fire site between Cool and Georgetown could yield a third set of human remains. And authorities have revealed ...

Shooting, burning crime in Roseville turns into double-homicide

The Placer County Sheriff's Office announced late this morning that two men who were found shot in the head and lying on fire in Roseville have died - making the incident one o ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2015

Auburn is getting ready to mark some notable anniversaries in 2015, with fire and rebirth a major theme. This year will mark the biggest fire in Auburn history. Breaking out June ...

Fire in Auburn injures one, damages buildings

A blaze damaged buildings and sent embers floating dangerously into nearby yards Monday morning in an older neighborhood of houses opposite Interstate 80 from Old Town Auburn. The ...

I-80 drivers try in vain to snuff out Applegate Fire

“It got too big, too fast.” Pete Enochs was witness to the beginnings of an inferno that spread quickly through the Applegate area from its origin as a series of spot ...

Tree into power line sparks rural Auburn blaze

A pine tree in need of a trim and a power line in the path of growing branches combined to spark a fire Thursday at a long-abandoned rural property just outside Auburn city limits. ...

Auburn townhouse occupants flee for lives from fire

Unable to return to live in her Auburn townhouse after a fire Wednesday morning, Linda Behrens recalled being shaken in another disaster 20 years earlier. The Northridge quake in ...

Auburn Placer High classroom fire cause still a mystery

  Nearly two weeks after a fire damaged a Placer High School art classroom, investigators are not releasing a cause. Auburn’s fire and police departments are both invo ...

Placer High art class scrambles to make up for supplies lost in fire

Art teacher Kaija Perkins-Uno and her classes are back in creative mode, days after a fire forced them out of a Placer High School classroom. The classes that normally would be h ...

Placer High School fire evacuates hundreds of students

A fire in a Placer High School classroom today led to the safe evacuation of hundreds of students before it was put out. The fire was initially reported in an upper campus classro ...