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Rocky Fire Burns Over 23 Square Miles

Rocky Fire Burns Over 23 Square Miles

The so-called Rocky Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon east of Lower Lake after a structure caught fire on Rocky Creek Road and caused multiple spot fires in the area, according to Cal Fire. More than 600 people have been forced to evacuate the Lower Lake area, as a wildland fire burns…

Higgins Fire District Seeking Voters Help

Higgins Fire District Seeking Voters Help

The Higgins Fire District spokesperson and engineer, Pete Marchinek spoke to KAHI’s Sarah McCormick this week, as the district reaches out to area voters in light of a mail-in ballot. Ballot Measure “V” is the topic of conversation, and Marchinek says it’s important.  He says ballots were mailed out this week, and…

Auburn Fire Department Staffs Up with Grant

Auburn Fire Department Staffs Up with Grant

Daniel Berlant of Cal Fire and member of the Auburn City Council spoke with KAHI’s Sarah McCormick last week, and was anticipating good news this week.  On Monday, the Auburn City Council accepted that good news, a grant from FEMA for over half a million dollars.  The S.A.F.E.R. (Staffing for Adequate Fire and…

News Fires Erupt Across State

News Fires Erupt Across State

Cal Fire published an update Wednesday night, with details on the active fires in California, with a couple of new ones. This afternoon (Wednesday) fire activity in Northern California significantly increased as temperatures hit the triple digits and the winds became very gusty. With the extremely challenging weather conditions firefighters were able to…

Suspected Elverta Fire Arsonist Arrested

Suspected Elverta Fire Arsonist Arrested

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rancho Cordova man Monday afternoon for arson following a fire in Elverta. The fire started in Placer County and was wind-swept into Sacramento County. One structure, two outbuildings and 420 acres burned. Two witnesses placed the suspect, David Petrashishen, 25, at the origin…

Body Found on Roseville Bike Trail

Body Found on Roseville Bike Trail

A man’s body was found Tuesday morning near a Roseville bike trail, according to police. The body of the man, believe to be in his 30s, was found about 7 a.m. at the bottom of a 15-foot embankment near the Miner’s Ravine bike trail at East Roseville Parkway and Rocky…

Lowell Fire Grows Over 2,300 Acres

Lowell Fire Grows Over 2,300 Acres

The Lowell fire grew Tuesday to 2,303 acres, but crews did increase containment from 30 to 45 percent, according to Cal Fire today. Evacuation warning areas are in effect for Red Dog Rd East of Greenhorn Creek, You Bet Road East of Greenhorn Creek, Chalk Bluff from Brady Road to Buckeye Road, Buckeye…

Willow & Wragg Fire Containments Up

Willow & Wragg Fire Containments Up

  The Willow Fire, the fire in a rural area of Madera County, north of Fresno, was just 5 percent contained as of Monday morning, with 1,521 acres burned. Campgrounds were evacuated near the Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National…

Lowell Fire Injures Several

Lowell Fire Injures Several

Three firefighters were released overnight while a fourth remains hospitalized Monday morning after suffering burns while battling the Nevada County wildfire. The final firefighter, who is in good condition, is expected to remain in the hospital for another week with burns on his hands, according to Cal Fire. Cal Fire gave…

No Loitering in Loomis

No Loitering in Loomis

During the Loomis Town Council meeting last week, a unanimous vote to approve a no loitering ordinance took place. According to Loomis officials, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department has been receiving complaints about loitering around the Loomis Train Depot. Defined within the ordinance, loitering is remaining idle in essentially one…

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