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Car slams into gas station pump causing explosion

A freak accident nearly turned tragic Sunday morning after a car slammed into a gas station pump. The accident happened just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday after a car with two people insi ...

Texas firefighting team jets in to battle Lincoln rail-tanker blaze

Outside help – including a hotshot crew of tanker fire experts from Texas – was helping Lincoln deal Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic propane fire in a railway tank ca ...

Insurers make Galleria fire claims against Roseville, Placer

Insurance carriers for businesses suffering losses from the Oct. 21 Westfield Galleria fire are now moving millions of dollars in claims forward against Placer County and consideri ...

Roseville reacts to Galleria fire sprinklers being ordered shut off

The Westfield Galleria at Roseville reopened 40 stores Thursday as shoppers questioned the decisions of the emergency crews when a blaze broke out just one week ago. The Rosev ...

Galleria has calm, partial reopening

Amid smiles, hugs and a few tears, the first section of Galleria businesses reopened at 10 a.m. Thursday, one week after fires caused the biggest disaster in its 10-year history. I ...

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 ...

Fire scorches 56 acres, no homes

A fire that prompted an evacuation notice that later was rescinded consumed 56 acres of dry grass Monday. The fire started before 4 p.m. on both sides of Walerga Road, south of Bas ...