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 ...

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 ...

Sen. Gaines calls for investigation into Cal Fire

  In response to recent reports saying the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) hid $3.6 million with the California District Attorneys Associatio ...