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Local strike team fighting American Fire

Local firefighters are doing their part to fight the American Fire, which continues to burn in the Foresthill area. A strike team led by Penryn Fire Protection District Chief Mitc ...

Drunk driver arrested in head-on Penryn crash

Alcohol was a factor in a head-on crash on Penryn Road that sent two local men to the hospital Monday evening, according to Dave Martinez, California Highway Patrol spokesperson. ...

Fire season arrives early in Loomis Basin

Fire season has come early to the Loomis Basin. Just last week, Loomis Fire Protection Chief Dave Wheeler expressed concern about how dry vegetation is. “The moisture level ...

State demands fire fee

Loomis and Penryn residents barraged local fire stations last week with questions about the new state-mandated fire fee. The $150 fee has been imposed on state responsibility area ...

Remembering the life lost in the flames

The cause of the house fire that took the life of a 75-year-old Penryn man remained under investigation Monday. Early Sunday morning, the blaze consumed Helmut and Gretel Heinrich ...