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 ...

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 ...

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting faces charges

The investigation by the El Dorado County District Attorney's office has resulted in the arrest of one elected official. El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting has been booke ...

Control burn set for Prairie City State Vehicular Park near Folsom

A prescribed 180-acre control burn has been scheduled for May 28-31 at the Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation area just outside Folsom. The burn “will help reduce the i ...

Fire officials warn of fire dangers with fireplaces, wood burning stoves

Local fire department officials are reminding people to properly dispose of their ashes to reduce the risk of fire. “If you properly dispose of the ashes from your fireplace ...