FIRE

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 ...

Gathering Inn searching for home for homeless program after fire guts Auburn house

The Gathering Inn is in need of a new home to rent after fire gutted the Auburn house the non-profit has used for five years to temporarily locate homeless men and women with medic ...

Sheriff: Six being charged in “honey oil” drug-lab fire at Auburn mobile home

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that criminal charges against six adults are being lodged in connection with a mobile home fire that authorities allege reveal ...

Seven flee safely as two Auburn homes burn

A fire late Monday spread from one Shockley Road house to a neighboring home, displacing seven occupants. Shockley Road resident Joel Cline said all the residents of the two homes ...