CAL FIRE

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Local firefighters help with SoCal blaze

A strike team made up of 23 local firefighters made its way down to Southern California Thursday afternoon to assist in the effort to extinguish the 800-acre Cocos Fire in San Dieg ...

Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”

With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Berlant confident after bout with cancer

Most people in Auburn who know Daniel Berlant know him as the cheerful board president of the Auburn Union School District board, the energetic face of Cal Fire and now, a proud ca ...

North Auburn Cal Fire chief arrested in Roseville

A Cal Fire battalion chief in North Auburn was caught up in an under-cover drug sting Sept. 30 in Roseville. Battalion Chief Ronald Ray Wright was arrested in the 200 block of Har ...

Loomis grass fire quickly contained

A one-acre grass fire near Placer Elementary School was quickly contained Monday afternoon. Battalion Chief Bill McKenzie, with Cal Fire, said the call came in at 4:27 p.m., Sept. ...

Cal Fire ups its fee to protect Rocklin area

Cal Fire is raising the cost of protecting outlying areas of Rocklin against wildfire. Last Tuesday, the Rocklin City Council voted to extend its wildland fire protection contract ...

Fire chars 20 acres on English Colony Way in Penryn

A wildland fire near train tracks in the Penryn area burned approximately 20 acres Saturday evening. The blaze broke out as several spot fires at about 5:40 p.m. at Sierra College ...

UPDATE: Field fire scorches 33 acres in Lincoln

An outdoor blaze in Lincoln Wednesday morning created a massive smoke stack that could be seen from Rocklin, Roseville and beyond. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. in a dry, yell ...