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 ...

Rocklin police arrest transient man for arson

Rocklin police arrested a man Saturday in connection with a vegetation fire that cleared nearly an acre behind 3104 Sunset Boulevard on Sept. 27. According the Rocklin Police ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roseville firefighters quell grass fire near Sierra View Country Club

Firefighters from the Roseville Fire Department rushed to stifle a half-acre grass fire under active power lines near Shasta Street and Diamond Oaks Road at 4:18 p.m. Thursday. Th ...

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 ...

“Suspicious” fire that destroyed Auburn mobile home under investigation

Nine people escaped safely from flames that consumed a mobile home on the outskirts of Auburn in a fire Thursday night that authorities are describing as “suspicious.” ...

Fire breaks out on South Brewer Road

A brush fire razed an estimated 120 acres of privately owned land west of Roseville on Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials at the scene. Battalion Chief Erich Schwab ...

Woman detained after “suspicious” North Auburn house fire

A woman was led away in handcuffs after a North Auburn house fire Wednesday that authorities are describing as suspicious. The unidentified woman was one of three occupants of a o ...

Two fires in two days near Auburn school, Union Pacific tracks

Two fires on two consecutive days at roughly the same time near an Auburn school are raising concerns of neighbors and fire officials. Auburn Fire crews extinguished fires on a va ...