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Progress on the American Fire now at 3050 Acres 5% containment

Progress on the American Fire now at 3050 Acres 5% containment

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Firefighters are making progress in attacking the American Fire burning in the Deadwood Ridge area in the Tahoe National Forest. The current fire size is estimated at 1,900 acres. This afternoon air tankers dropped retardant in the American Fire Deadwood Ridge area to aid ground crews with suppression activities. The…

A DC-10 Tanker is Dropping Retardant on the American Fire

A DC-10 Tanker is Dropping Retardant on the American Fire

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This afternoon a DC-10 tanker is dropping retardant in the American Fire Deadwood Ridge area to aid ground crews with suppression activities. The area topography is conducive to this action and will allow a fast retardant application because one DC-10 drop is equal to that of six-to-eight smaller tankers. The…

Auburn City Council Selects Possible Homeless Shelter Sites

Auburn City Council Selects Possible Homeless Shelter Sites

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After lengthy public comment at Monday night’s Auburn City council meeting, the council on a 3 to 2 vote approved 8 parcels to be zoned for a potential homeless shelter. The council has been over the maps of the city many times and took interested citizens on a bus tour…

Not Feeling Well? Could be the Smoke in the Air

Not Feeling Well? Could be the Smoke in the Air

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The Placer County Public Health Office and Placer County Air Pollution Control District issued a joint Air Quality Advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions due to smoke from the American Fire, 17 miles north-east of Foresthill. These widespread smoky conditions will affect Placer County from the…

American Fire Up to 1750 Acres Tuesday

American Fire Up to 1750 Acres Tuesday

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The American fire is burning in heavy fuels on very steep slopes. The heavy fuels are creating large amounts of smoke The fire is located about 17 miles northeast of Foresthill in the Tahoe National Forest. Access to the fire is limited adding to the difficulty in fighting this fire.…

Smoke in Foresthill, Auburn to Continue for Next Several Days

Smoke in Foresthill, Auburn to Continue for Next Several Days

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The American fire is burning in a heavily forested area of very steep terrain on Deadwood Ridge, approximately 11 miles northeast of Foresthill in Tahoe National Forest. Access to the fire is limited, and firefighter safety is a concern due to difficult terrain. Fire size is estimated at 800-1,000 acres,…

American Fire Monday Morning Update

American Fire Monday Morning Update

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The American fire is burning in a heavily forested area of very steep terrain on Deadwood Ridge, approximately 17 miles northeast of Foresthill in Tahoe National Forest. Fire size is estimated at 800-1,000 acres, with heavy smoke making it difficult to obtain precise numbers. The fire has crossed the North…

American Fire 800 Acres More Crews Expected Today

American Fire 800 Acres More Crews Expected Today

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The American fire is burning in a heavily forested area of very steep terrain on Deadwood Ridge, approximately 17 miles northeast of Foresthill in Tahoe National Forest. Fire size is estimated at 800 acres, with heavy smoke making it difficult to obtain precise numbers. The fire has crossed the North…

Folsom PD: Watch Out for Sliders at the Gas Pump

Folsom PD: Watch Out for Sliders at the Gas Pump

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The Folsom Police Department wants to warn residents about another scam. This time thieves are sliding up to cars at gas stations and while you are distracted at the pump they are opening your passenger door and stealing anything in sight. Officer Andrew Bates says the first thing is don’t…

Oakland Man Arrested in Auburn for Credit Card Theft

Oakland Man Arrested in Auburn for Credit Card Theft

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Auburn Officers arrested an Oakland man for credit Card fraud and other charges this week. At 2:40 P.M. on Wednesday august 7th, a black male adult, later identified as Grant Moore, entered the Save Mart grocery store on Elm Avenue in the City of Auburn.  Moore attempted to purchase numerous…