evacuation

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 ...

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 ...

Gratitude replaces fear as Foresthill-area Robbers Fire evacuees go home

UPDATE: 3:55 P.M. JULY 18 - Evacuees in some areas of the Robbers Fire zone were returning to their homes Wednesday, ending a weeklong ordeal. And the first task for many was clear ...

Boot camp fundraiser for Lincoln High postponed

The emergency evacuation of parts of Lincoln has forced postponement of the boot camp fundraiser scheduled by Rocklin’s Fusion Performance Training. The event to help support the ...

Galleria fires to cost $6.5 million and counting

The Galleria Mall will stay closed at least for several days as investigators comb the rubble where a barricaded man Thursday ignited several fires. They still cannot reach the ep ...

The man behind the Galleria inferno

The man who set the Galleria aflame Thursday was a lonely transient with depression and anger issues, interviews and reports show. Alexander Piggee’s publicity stunt was more a c ...

Gov. declares state of emergency following Galleria arson

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Placer County Friday, a day after a man barricaded himself inside and set fires to the Galleria Mall. The pronouncement ...

Roseville's Westfield Galleria Mall ablaze, suspect ID'd

The quietest time of day at Roseville’s top landmark turned frantic Thursday when a man took over a store and set off several fires. Alexander Piggee forced a total evacuation o ...

Some not told of Sierra College bomb scare

As a student at Sierra College attending class this Monday (April 20) I wonder if they are truly prepared for any sort of emergency. A short time into the start of our class, anot ...

Bomb threat investigated at Sierra College Rocklin campus

A threat of bombs and a possible armed intruder caused the evacuation of the Sierra College Rocklin campus Monday evening. But classes are scheduled to resume at the usual time on ...